The cannabis conundrum: thinking outside the THC box
A commentary on cannabis-based medicine points out some of the limitations in previous research, suggests implications of those limitations, and recommendations for future research. The legal status of cannabis, at the national level, hinders researchers’ ability to discover more beneficial or harmful effects. Furthermore, the variability of cannabinoids present within different strains of cannabis limits real-world applications of cannabis-based medicine. Currently, there is no scientific foundation for policies or regulatory practices, leaving room for improvement as states continue to legalize the use of medical cannabis.
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