Results from a clinical study at a Cannabis research center in California are confirming what many people claim to have known for years; that marijuana can provide substantial health benefits.
The study was conducted at the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego.
Psychiatrist Igor Grant was in charge of the program and switched between giving patients marijuana and a placebo to test the accuracy of the drug.
The results showed that it was effective in reducing muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis and pain caused by neurological injuries or illnesses.
So far California is the only state to sponsor medical marijuana research.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 1996 when voters approved of the Compassionate Use Act.