Despite the many legal restrictions on cannabis for research purposes, there are many encouraging and conclusive peer-reviewed scientific studies as to its many applications for medical purposes.
Medical cannabis has been approved in the Czech Republic to treat the following conditions as prescribed by law:
Chronic unstoppable pain (especially pain associated with cancer, pain associated with degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system, systemic rheumatic disease and immunopathological conditions, neuropathic pain and glaucoma)
It has been found to be particularly effective in treating subjects with treatment-resistant chronic pain. This study “resulted in improved pain and functional outcomes, and significant reduction in opioid use. The results suggest long-term benefit of cannabis treatment in this group of patients.”
And this randomized, placebo-controlled study showed that “smoked cannabis was well tolerated and effectively relieved chronic neuropathic pain [by an average of 34%] from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. The findings are comparable to oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain.”
And this study showed similar results: “Smoked cannabis was generally well tolerated and effective when added to concomitant analgesic therapy in patients with medically refractory pain…” While allowing for a significant reduction of opioid use.
And the US Government agrees that “Vaporized cannabis, even at low doses, may present an effective option for patients with treatment-resistant neuropathic pain.”
And this study concluded that “currently available cannabinoids are safe, modestly effective analgesics that provide a reasonable therapeutic option in the management of chronic non-cancer pain.”
Spasticity and its associated pain in multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury, painless intractable spasticity significantly restricting movement and mobility, or the patient’s breathing, involuntary kinesis caused by neurological diseases and other health complications originating from neurological diseases or spine injury with spinal cord injury or brain injury, neurological tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease and other neurological problems at the discretion of the attending physician.
Other studies and trials:
CBD and THC have been shown to work synergistically with chemotherapy agents in multiple myeloma.
Nausea, vomiting, appetite stimulation in connection with the treatment of cancer or the treatment of HIV infection
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome;
Surface treatment of dermatoses and mucosal lesions.