Mayo Clinic Publishes Cannabis Q&A
We’re betting even those most skeptical about cannabis as medicine will listen to the Mayo Clinic. And while they published just one question in their Q&A, it was an opportunity for the Mayo to weigh in on their current position. Their answer was encouraging for those of us seeking federal approval of this amazing plant so that everyone can freely pursue wellness according to their own needs and principles.
You can find the whole article, reprinted in the Seattle Times, here. Even if you already know these things, take heart in the fact that it is happening: Cannabis Medicine is getting its due at very high levels. Here are the Cliff Notes.
“cannabis can be helpful in treating a variety of conditions ... particularly effective for easing chronic pain, especially pain caused by nerve damage. It can effectively control nausea and vomiting ... also has been shown to be useful in relieving painful muscles spasms caused by conditions such as multiple sclerosis or spinal-cord injuries.”
“additional conditions that may benefit from treatment with medical cannabis, and are approved for its use in some states, include anxiety and depression, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), inflammatory bowel disease, Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and autism. “