Modern research, as written in Marijuana-Medical Use, suggests that Cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. It may be used as a pain reliever specifically in neuropathic pain which is a result of nerve damage. Marijuana may also relieve nausea and vomiting, spasticity, glaucoma (by lowering intraocular eye pressure) and movement disorders. Furthermore, in the article Marijuana-Medical Use, it was found that Marijuana use positively influences appetite among patients suffering from HIV, the AIDS wasting syndrome or dementia. Emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may even protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are neuroprotective.
Despite the health benefits attributed to Marijuana, its utilization remains a sensitive issue in the practice of medicine. The safety of its use is still being questioned and has not been FDA approved. Only a number of governments allow use of one or more specific low doses of synthetic cannabinoids in the treatment of some disorders. It remains illegal in most countries. Opponents of medical Marijuana argue that the herb is too dangerous to use especially because of its high addictive potential and that various alternatives are available in the market which makes usage of medical Marijuana unnecessary.