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J Cannabis Ther 2001(3/4):043-59

Observational Study

Differential Effects of Medical Marijuana Based on Strain and Route of Administration: A Three-Year Observational Study

Author
V.L. Corral

Abstract
Cannabis displays substantial effectiveness for a variety of medical symptoms. Seventy-seven patients took part in a study in California to assess the efficacy of organically grown Cannabis sativa and indica strains in treatment of various medical conditions via smoking or ingestion. HIV/AIDS was the most frequent condition reported, at 51%. Standardized rating forms provided 1892 records that were statistically analyzed. Results demonstrated that in the case of nausea and spasm, symptom expressions are definitely affected by various methods of cannabis administration. However, while Cannabis indica strains increased energy and appetite, it is useful to note that in treating nausea in HIV/AIDS and orthopedic diagnosis groups, Cannabis sativa and C. indica strains proved equivalent.


Keywords
Cannabis, medical marijuana, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, AIDS, HIV

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