Cannabis and Cannabis-based Medicines: Potential Benefits and Risks to Health : Report of a Working Party

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Royal College of Physicians, 2005 - Cannabinoids - 33 pages
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This report takes an objective look at the evidence on cannabis-based medicines and their ability to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

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Chemistry and pharmacology of cannabinoids
Cannabinoids as a treatment for chronic pain
Other potential medicinal uses of cannabinoids
Summary and conclusions

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