Marijuana Shows Promise In Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast, and appears here with permission.

Clinical trial results indicate cannabis could provide an alternative or adjunctive treatment to sickle cell patients.

Exact projections remain unknown, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that between 70,000 to 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease. The disease causes a deficit in red blood cells and blocks blood flow throughout the body. This can result in chronic pain with patients …

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