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10 Studies from 2016 Further Confirming the Benefits of Cannabis – DEA Ignores

Published on September 4, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

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Alex Pietrowski,/Waking Times

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently reneged on their latest promise to reschedule cannabis and remove it from the list of schedule I drugs, which are classified as having ‘a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence.’

“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote…” [Source]

Possession, production and trafficking of drugs with this classification are typically the most severely punished by federal law, and advocates of medical cannabis have been demanding for years that the DEA acknowledge the ever-growing body of legitimate scientific research and anecdotal evidence proving that cannabis does not in any way fit the description of a schedule I substance.

The long list of research studies proving the medical efficacy of cannabis even includes a number of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of cannabis in treating cancer, yet the DEA remains committed to the tyranny of prohibition even though their own definition of schedule I substances runs in direct contradiction to publicly available facts and information.

Global research into the benefits of cannabis as a natural medicine and a positive agent in society, however, continues in spite of the glaring hypocrisy of the federal government. Here are 10 more credible studies contributing to the mountain of evidence that should vindicate and liberate cannabis as a medicinal and recreational substance.

The original version of this list was compiled by Anthony Martinelli of The Weed Blog:

1 – Cannabinoids Block Inflammation of the Brain

THC Stimulates Toxic Plaque Removal in the Brain, Blocks Inflammation, Finds Study

A  study published last month in Nature Partner Journals found that  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) stimulates toxic plaque removal in the brain, and also blocks inflammation (which can damage neurons).

2 – Cannabis Use Improves Survival Odds for Heart-Attack Patients

Study: Heart Attack Patients with History of Cannabis Use Less Likely to Die During Hospitalization

Those with a history of cannabis use who suffer from a heart attack are less likely to die during hospitalization, according to a study presented in April at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.

3 – Cannabis an Effective Natural Treatment for Bi-Polar Disorder

Study: Cannabis Use Can Help Treat Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Inhaling cannabis can help treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder without any negative cognitive impact, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE.

4 – Cannabinoids Beneficial to Those With Osteoarthritis

Study: Cannabinoids May Prevent Cartilage Breakdown in those with Osteoarthritis

A study published in the April issue of the journal Molecular Medicine Reports, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, found that cannabinoids may prevent cartilage breakdown in those with osteoarthritis.

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