Numerous detailed studies confirm the medical efficacy of marijuana, despite the arrogance by the Agency of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who refuses to remove it from the list 1 Control Act substances (CSA).
The DEA rejected two petitions on August 11, 2016, the first of the governors of Rhode Island and Washington, and the other a resident of New Mexico, who demanded the removal of this plant in Schedule I of the CSA .
would have ensured that the official scientific research is done on marijuana in the United States. However, the DEA continues to claim that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, high security concerns without medical capacity available and no scientific research has shown otherwise.
However, these attitudes angering Washington state officials, who claim that the state will face the federal ban on issuing licenses to grow this plant laboratories for scientific studies.
In addition, two researchers at the University of Georgia conducted a study, published in the journal Health Affairs, which showed the medical and economic benefits of marijuana.
The researchers showed that in 2013, the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has helped Americans save $ 165.2 billion in health care costs.
Also, the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical charity in Illinois, at its annual meeting, announced that oversaw a study on the plant, which was later accepted in the online magazine.
In the study, researchers confirmed that effectively cure marijuana seizures, especially in children. This study was the largest ever conducted showing marijuana is able to cure seizures.
it was shown that a non-psychoactive cannabis extract known as cannabidiol (CBD), can provide the best effects in treatment, especially in children.
Statistics show that epilepsy affects one in every 26 Americans at some point in life, and one third of them suffer from a form of the disease that resists treatment or effective management. However, children and young adults are particularly susceptible to epilepsy.
In the study 261 patients treated CDB participated. As many as 45% of them experienced a significant reduction in seizure frequency, while seizures were completely cured in 9% of them after 3 months use of the CBD.
According to the researcher, some children continued to benefit from treatment, even after the end of the study.
Dr. Orrin Devinsky, lead author of the study, said:
“In subsequent periods, which are very encouraging, 9 percent of all patients and 13 percent of people with Dravet Syndrome epilepsy were seizure-free. Many have never before been free of crisis. ”
Numerous stories of the incredible health benefits of CBD in the case of resistant seizures in previously treated children were covered by the Free Thinking Project in the past.
Today, science confirms that cannabis can provide miraculous effects in treating serious diseases and illnesses. To meet the need for more scientific research on marijuana, many experts believe that the DEA and the federal government should lift its ban.
Dr. Devinsky added:
“As a professional, I have had families move to Colorado, and many tried several different products. As a doctor, I often do not feel like I know which of the many factors contributing to a patient doing better or worse. We need absolutely rigorous scientific data on this. “