Addendum: it’s not all about CBD
The recent spate of medically-focused documentaries, which started to become mainstream thanks in large part to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, have mostly focused on the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of marijuana known mostly for the anti-seizure properties we mentioned earlier. This almost singular medical focus has made many people mistakenly think that CBD is the only medical component of cannabis, when actually delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been shown to have equally impressive benefits of its own.
Ultimately, more research is needed
Though all these developments are incredibly promising, they clearly underscore the need for further research. The anecdotes and video evidence are certainly compelling, but until large-scale, longitudinal studies on all these issues are allowed to take place, there will always be more questions than answers from a medical perspective.
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