North American governments seem more keen on legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes than promoting its medical value. That’s because with drug patents, there are huge profits to be made and incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in research and to lobby governments. But you cannot patent a plant. Fortunately, there are those who are making slow progress in the fight for medical marijuana research.
Cannabis has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of glaucoma, HIV/AIDS-related weight loss, cachexia associated with cancer, nausea due to chemotherapy, spasticity and tremors of MS, neuropathic pain of type 1 and 2 diabetes and HIV, insomnia, anxiety, epilepsy, rheumatism, PTSD and pain.