World Health Organization: Medical Marijuana Has No Health Risks

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Even the World Health Organization (WHO) is now saying that there aren’t any health risks associated with medical marijuana. According to the organization, CBD – the relaxant in cannabis used for medical marijuana – poses no health risks.

After months and years of speculation regarding the side effects of using cannabidiol (CBD), the WHO declared that the component is a conducive treatment for epilepsy and palliative care and it is neither dangerous nor addictive. However, the WHO is scheduled to undergo a more expansive review of cannabis in 2018.


The report, published Wednesday, reads:

There is increased interest from Member States in the use of cannabis for medical indications including for palliative care.

Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components.

Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions.

Raul Elizalde, the Mexican father who spearheaded the fight with the Mexican government to legalize medical marijuana so his daughter Grace could help treat the hundreds of seizures she suffered every day, was overjoyed at the news. “I’m ecstatic that these international health leaders agree that CBD is a substance that should not be scheduled and has therapeutic value for a variety of medical conditions,” said Elizalde to Mail Online. 

And it’s important to keep in mind, according to Leaflythere is a distinct difference between CBD and THC.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid molecules produced by Cannabis, second only to THC in abundance. These plant-derived cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant in Greek), are characterized by their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are part of our endocannabinoid system. While THC is the principal psychoactive component of Cannabis and has certain medical uses, CBD stands out because it is both non-psychoactive and displays a broad range of potential medical applications. These properties make it especially attractive as a therapeutic agent.

CBD is famous for the promise it holds for treating treatment-resistant forms of childhood epilepsy. A number of clinical trials, testing the efficacy of CBD in human epilepsy patients, are currently underway. But there is also evidence, mainly from animal studies and in vitro experiments, that CBD may have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, and potential therapeutic value in the treatment of motivational disorders like depression, anxiety, and addiction.

What’s the biological basis for this wide range of potential medical uses? A key part of the answer lies in CBD’s promiscuous pharmacology—its ability to influence a wide range of receptor systems in the brain and body, including not only cannabinoid receptors but a host of others. -Leafly

Hopefully, this is just one more step toward a health solution for those who are stuck because the law isn’t on their side.


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  • Except from making you brain dead, a living vegetable, only 10yrs. down the road when you are no longer smoking it.

    • Joel W

      Brain dead? Really? How do you explain the fact that such brilliant minds like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Jefferson & William Shakespear have smoked pot then?

      • You have no proof of either, just empty claims.
        But just to indulge your insanity for the people near & dear to my profession:
        William Gates – Copyright Violator (biggest in the world), reverse engineering then profiting from – Xerox DOS OS and CP/M, reverse engineering Windows from various systems including Apple (cream spinach colors at the time). Microsoft is the largest criminal corporation we know today, after losing the Java lawsuit with Sun Microsystems, they continue to advance Silverlight. Bill is the dorkiest copy cat to ever be considered “smart”. How do you like his stand on de-population, genocide & microchipping people ?
        Steve Jobs – behind the PC evolution at all times as even Commodore 64 sold more units and was in Color at the time the first Apple PCs were 16 shades of Green. Amiga 500 surpassed Apple and by the time Steve Jobs came to his senses, IBM & clones were better than Apple and cheaper. He never invented nor innovated anything. Another would be copy cat dumbass.
        You ARE brain dead if you think all these people were pot smokers.

        • Joel W

          Well, Gates and Jobs have admitted to it. Jefferson has as well in him memoirs. You are correct, I have no proof on Shakespear, but there is evidence that alludes to it. And everything you presented about Gates or Jobs (I agree fully with what you are saying about them, by the way) does not negate the fact that both men are utterly brilliant.

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            Sir Richard Branson – billionaire owner of Virgin Everything. Pot smoker.

            Carl Sagan – astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator.
            Pot smoker.

            Michael Phelps – most decorated Olympian in history; winner of 23 Olympic gold medals (out of 28 total medals).
            Pot smoker.

            Jimi Hendrix. Richard Marin. Thomas Chong. Woody Harrelson. The Beatles. Robert Mitchum. Willie Nelson.

            The truth (and a tightly-packed bowl) will set you free.

          • Joel W

            Amen to that.

            But hey, why let people admitting to it get in the way of a little Reefer Madness?

          • Beliefs are not evidence, all you have shown me is what you believe. IQ tests on those individuals ? Nah, not even need for that, Joel W’s word is good enough….. (sarc.)
            Telling the truth about you, does not constitute an attack. Maybe you don’t like whom you’ve become.
            Truth requires evidence and you have shown me none, while I use your comments as evidence of my claims for your beliefs.

          • Joel W

            Are you seriously implying that Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Jefferson & William Shakespear are all unintelligent? You’re character attack on Jobs & Gates aside, and regardless of stolen ideas, they both ran huge corporations. Not something done by idiots. Jefferson wrote the damn Declaration of Independence. No more needs to be said on that. And Shakespear, no more needs to be said about him.

            As for evidence, do a damn 5 minute search online and you can find proof that Gates, Jobs & Jefferson have all admitted to it. Its not a belief. Its a fact.

            And again, sneaking in a personal attack on me does not change anything.

          • Joel W

            Question for you. Since you are fully on board with the Reefer Madness propaganda, is it safe to assume you are convinced that marijuana users are covered with their own semen and must rape regularly due to pot as well? And that pot heads murder without remorse?

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      Way to spout long-debunked Reefer Madness propaganda.

      I must be god-like – 39 years on and my IQ is still 140 +/-
      I must be amazingly god-like – still working 12-14 hour days
      I must be amazingly, incredibly god-like – to have more than one company wanting me to work exclusively for them. . .

      ♫♪ …If you only had a brain… ♪♫

    • camera1026 .

      Yeah, right.

  • Joel W

    And in other breaking news: Water is wet.

    Of course there are no health risks, so long as it is not smoked. And even then, it is minimal.