According to the American Medical Association, marijuana use is associated with significant and sustained health improvements. This new report highlights the health benefits and other effects marijuana has on the consumer’s body and lifestyle.

Within the report, it stated how the researchers carried out a retrospective case series analysis that involved over 3,000 people in Australia. Each of these participants were prescribed medical marijuana for their eligible conditions. Eight well-being indicators were tested, and marijuana was proven to help with each one.

The participants were asked to rate their wellness on a scale of 0-100 at different stages of treatment. The categories tested were general health, bodily pain, physical functioning, physical role limitations, mental health, emotional role limitations, social functioning, and vitality.

Every 45 days for about 15 tests, the participants were asked to give another number for each of the prior categories. The study found that participants who were consuming cannabis reported an average improvement of 6.6-18.31 points throughout the study.

“These findings suggest that medical cannabis treatment may be associated with improvements in health-related quality of life among patients with a range of health conditions,” the researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology, University of Western Australia and Austin Hospital wrote.

“The use of cannabis as a medicine is becoming increasingly prevalent,” the study says. “Given the diverse range of conditions being treated with medical cannabis, as well as the vast array of products and dose forms available, clinical evidence incorporating patient-reported outcomes may help determine safety and efficacy.”

There are many other studies currently being tested to prove the health benefits of cannabis, this being one of the first to be published. As more countries choose to legalize the drug studies come out more frequently. We can expect more of the like within the next few years.

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