Chronic pain is a common issue that affects millions of people around the world. Traditional treatments like opiates and other drugs can help for a short time, but they often have a lot of bad side effects. That’s where medical cannabis comes in.
In recent years, scientists have published a record number of papers on the subject of cannabis and its potential therapeutic benefits. In 2022, scientists from all over the world published more than 4,300 scientific papers about cannabis. This was more than the 4,200 papers that were published in 2021, which was already a record-breaking year.
Since 2010, scientists have written more than 30,000 peer-reviewed papers about cannabis, and the number of papers published each year keeps going up. In contrast, researchers published fewer than 3,000 papers about marijuana between 1990 and 1999 and fewer than 2,000 studies in the 1980s. Most of the reason for this rise in scientific interest in cannabis is that researchers are paying more attention to how it can help people. A paper from 2018 found that the number of peer-reviewed articles about medical cannabis has gone up by a factor of nine since 2000.
But it’s not just the quantity of cannabis-specific papers that has increased in recent years. We also know a lot more about how the plant works, what parts are active, and how they work.
With over 42,500 scientific papers on marijuana now cited on PubMed.gov, it’s clear that the world of cannabis research is thriving. And with the annual number of papers published on the subject continuing to rise, we can only expect to learn even more about this fascinating plant in the coming years. Stay informed on the latest cannabis research by following our website and social media channels. It’s an exciting time for marijuana science!