The panel is putting forth this report to counter some of the confusing information available about cannabis use. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine state that not having good scientific information can pose a health risk to the public. More evidence is needed for medical professionals and those who create policy to be able to make good decisions.
Currently, 28 states and DC have made pot legal for medical use only and 8 of those states have made it legal for recreational use. The research studies which have been approved have mostly been focused on the potential harms of marijuana rather than the health benefits, though the funding grantors are starting to increase the studies and the numbers of approved suppliers of cannabis for research.
The report lists almost 100 findings on the use of marijuana and its compounds. For example, the report lists great evidence that marijuana is significantly effective in the treatment of chronic pain, the reduction of nausea for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and the easing of muscle stiffness in Multiple Sclerosis patients.
The report also listed some evidence for potential harms to also be considered, such as the idea that marijuana and lower achievement in school might be correlated or that you could have a higher chance of being in a car accident if driving while using marijuana. It is critical that those who are interested in using CBD oil do research on all the available current evidence and make their own decisions about risk vs. reward when it comes to their overall wellbeing.