Why is medical cannabis an effective treatment?
Since its legalisation for medical purposes in the UK in 2018, the benefits of using cannabis-based prescriptions to treat a range of health conditions are becoming increasingly popular. However, this soar in prescriptions is one that is almost exclusively observed in private clinics, such as Mamedica, who provides bespoke treatment plans to patients when traditional medication has failed.
While chronic pain medications remain one of the most sought-after in the clinic, our healthcare specialists have noticed a consistent rise in the number of young adults seeking symptom relief for psychiatric illness – most commonly, anxiety.
There is an abundance of evidence that cannabis can help to mitigate symptoms of stress and anxiety.
In one study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 38% of 1,746 patients reported that their medical cannabis relieved anxiety, 17% said the same for panic attacks, and 55% said that it improved relaxation.