Cannabis is a flowering herb that is cultivated or grows in the wild in tropical and temperate climates. It has been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. The plant naturally contains more than 400 compounds, including more than 60 types of cannabinoids, many of which have documented medical value. The two most common cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) more

Health Canada’s Information on Cannabis for Healthcare Providers

Links to medical research regarding cannabis:

Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research



A brief video below narrated by CNN's Dr. Gupta details how cannabis interacts with the human body and brain,
and why it can be effective as a medicine is available here: