Research Review Finds Medical Marijuana Not Effective in Treating Sleep Disorders, Other Medical Conditions
While moderate- or high-quality evidence exists to support the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions, it does not exist to support use to treat other medical conditions, according to a research review published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. During the review, researchers found moderate-quality evidence for using marijuana to treat chronic pain, involuntary movements and muscle spasms. However, the review did not find strong evidence to support using marijuana to treat HIV-related weight loss, sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome or a host of other medical conditions.
- "Medical Marijuana: Good Evidence for Some Diseases, Weak for Others" (Seaman, Reuters, 6/23).