Medical Marijuana/Cannabis is a term used to describe the use of the cannabis plant and its constituent cannabinoids to alleviate symptoms and help people struggling with medical conditions. The Cannabis plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years across many cultures.
With earliest documented research dating back to 2737 BCE, medicinal Cannabis was found amongst the fundamental 50 herbs of traditional Chinese medicine.
After nearly a century without the availability of medical Cannabis, the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a medicine is debated once again. Regardless of modern research studies and heavy debate, there haven’t been enough large-scale clinical trials to show that the benefits of the marijuana plant outweigh its risks to its patients. However, individual cannabinoids have been researched intensively with the result of several FDA and NHS approved Cannabis-based medicine.