Have you ever studied the research on medical marijuana? It is quite fascinating. Also, the National Institute of Health is researching still more on the benefits of using pot in patients. Not only are cancer patients seeing benefits, more health problems are being helped by marijuana almost daily! Research scientists are discovering exactly which part of medical marijuana helps different issues, and then they try to target unique problems in diseases to see if pot can in help. Did you know that scientists are even currently testing medical marijuana’s effects on HIV and even AIDS? Also the scientists are using particular chemicals against MS, too, to try and see if they can target a chemical to help diseases that affect our immune system. Isn’t that amazing? There are chemicals in medical marijuana that can help treat inflammation, pain, seizures, substance abuse problems, and sometimes even mental disorders! Lots of research has already been done and currently what the National Institute on Drug Abuse is looking at are long term effects of the drug. We all also want to know if children can be treated with medical marijuana or if there are going to be terrible long term effects from exposing a child to it. There is actually research going on right now about expectant mothers using medical marijuana. Can the THC help with the nausea that comes with pregnancy or will it damage the fetus? Will there be long term effects to the child? Perhaps the pot will just help the mother. It’s all incredibly interesting and it’s an exciting time for the medical world.