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Figure 1: Evidence for medical cannabis and potential adverse effects

There is conclusive or substantial evidence for the use of medical cannabis in treating intractable seizures in Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, improving symptoms in multiple sclerosis and in treating chronic pain in adults, however the evidence regarding other indications is moderate or limited and there are a number of potential side effects.

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