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Cannabis has medical benefits but needs further investigation, says report

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1424
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Medicines based on cannabis and its derivatives have the potential to treat a range of symptoms but need to be developed with the same care and regulation as other new drugs, says a report from the Royal College of Physicians.

    The report calls for more research into cannabis based medicines for a variety of clinical situations, including appetite loss, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis. It acknowledges also that cannabis-like substances may have a role in managing obesity, heart disease, and osteoporosis and in …

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