Have you ever read research on medical marijuana before? It is actually quite fascinating stuff. Also the National Institute of Health is currently still researching more on the benefits of using pot in patients. It is not just cancer patients that see benefits, more and more health issues are being helped by marijuana. The scientists are studying what part of the medical marijuana plant is helping what issue. They then are trying to target specific issues in diseases and seeing if pot can in fact help. Did you know that scientists are currently studying medical marijuana’s effect on HIV and AIDS? Also the scientist are testing certain chemicals against MS. The scientists are trying to see if they can target a chemical that can help diseases that affect our immune system. How amazing is that? Currently there are chemicals in medical marijuana that can help with inflammation, pain, seizures, substance abuse issues and mental disorders. So research has already gone pretty far. Currently what the National Institute on Drug Abuse is looking at is long term effects. Also we want to know if children and adolescents can be treated with medical marijuana. Are there going to be terrible long term effects from exposing a child to medical marijuana? Also there is research going on about expectant mothers using medical marijuana. Can the THC help with the young mother’s nausea or will it damage the fetus? Will there be long term effects to the child or will the pot simply help the mother? It is all really amazing stuff and is exciting for the medical world.