Cannabis has medical benefits but needs further investigation, says reportBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7530.1424 (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1424
- Zosia Kmietowicz
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 …