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Marijuana and glaucoma

Posted in 'General' on January 26, 2017 by Stuart Macfarlane

In news that will be underwhelming for some people, it has been found that marijuana is not an effective treatment to control glaucoma. 



The research by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the USA found that  "there is limited evidence that cannabinoids are an ineffective treatment for improving intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma." Marijuana was found to have only a transient, short-term effect on intraocular pressure with the effect not of a long enough duration for it to be medically helpful.