Asthma affects approximately twenty percent of the population in developed countries. It is an increasing problem. In the search for an effective option to combat this serious health concern, researchers performed a barrage of tests involving the use of medical cannabis. Although rats were the test subjects, the results were successful. The tests show that CBD is a possible option to minimize the inflammation experienced by asthma sufferers. The rats were placed into 3 different groups. There was a control group, an asthma group, and an asthma/treatment group. The rats involved in the treatment group were provided a daily injection of CBD. Blood samples were then tested 24 hours later. The blood samples were checked for levels of cytokines. Cytokines negatively affect the interaction and communication between cells. The study proved that the rats given CBD benefited from a reduction of cytokines, and that CBD also helped with mucus hyper-secretion, which is another symptom of asthma. The successful results of this study prove a need for more strenuous human trials on a larger scale. To entirely comprehend and support the full benefits of the marijuana plant and its compounds, we need extensive and more in-depth research. Most people support and encourage the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for asthma symptoms, but the particulars of targeted treatment are still largely debated. The lack of full scientific testing is impeding the possibility of improved quality of life for millions of people. Considering that marijuana is far more affordable than conventional treatment, actually natural and safe, it must be explored to its fullest potential.