It’s no secret that cannabis is often used to treat chronic pain and other ailments.
But, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cannabis has a number of other benefits.
So what does that mean for your doctor?
Read MoreThe National Institute of Drug Abuse and the American Medical Association both recommend that people who use medical marijuana for chronic conditions or who suffer from certain conditions, such as multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease, should seek medical cannabis advice from a qualified medical practitioner.
In an email, the agency explained that its guidance on medical cannabis is based on the recommendations of the American College of Physicians and the Institute of Medicine.
It said that it encourages physicians to discuss cannabis use with their patients.
However, the AMA doesn’t recommend cannabis use for any conditions, including PTSD and Crohn’ disease.
It also noted that marijuana is “not approved for any specific indication for treating cancer or other infectious diseases”.
“Marijuana is generally considered a Schedule I drug, which means it is not approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the manufacture, distribution, and use of drugs and medical devices,” the AMA said.
“In addition, it is considered to be a Schedule II substance, which requires a higher level of scientific evidence to be established.”
Medical cannabis is also not approved by the United Nations for the treatment of PTSD or Crohns disease, or any other condition,” it added.”
Marihuana is classified as a Schedule III drug, and its use is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.
“Medical marijuana is legal in some states and in some countries, but there is a long way to go before cannabis is widely available in the US.
The US Drug Enforcement Agency estimates that there are approximately 30 million Americans who use marijuana in some way.
While many Americans are against medical cannabis, the American public has been growing increasingly supportive of it, according a poll published in April by Gallup.
According to Gallup, support for medical marijuana has risen by 7% in just two years, and is now at its highest level since Gallup started asking this question in 2008.
In June 2016, the number of Americans who said they would support medical marijuana reached 70% , up from 56% in December 2015.