Research From USC Involving Medical Marijuana

  • A study published in the European Journal of Immunology and conducted by Professor Prakash Nagarkatti of the University of South Carolina has explored the benefits of marijuana for medical purposes.

    The study suggested that marijuana, also known as cannabis, can be extremely useful in providing significant relief to patients with multiple sclerosis, allergies, and arthritis.

    Nagarkatti, the Carolina Distinguished Professor in the department of pathology, microbiology and immunology at the USC School of Medicine, also remarked that both marijuana and cancer are truly complex and placed some doubts on the usefulness of medical marijuana for treating cancer.

    Nagarkatti believes that human clinical trials would be useful on finding out whether marijuana could really be of use for treating human cancer after studies on lab mice were found encouraging. He added that the medical possibilities of marijuana cannabinoids impressed him but he remarked that he is still against self-prescribing of marijuana.

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