A new review commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has found there is “low strength” evidence that suggests medical marijuana may provide therapeutic benefits for chronic nerve pain. This acknowledgment supports a previous report from the National Academy of Sciences which determined there is substantial evidence supporting marijuana’s use for nerve pain, muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis, and nausea from chemotherapy. This marks two American institutions that acknowledge marijuana may be useful in the treatment of serious medical conditions. In spite of the report in which the Department of Veteran Affairs acknowledges the potential benefit of marijuana use, its doctors will not prescribe it to patients.
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