A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine delivers a comprehensive look at the science of cannabis. The committee behind the report, representing top universities around the country, considered more than 10,000 studies for its analysis, from which it was able to draw nearly 100 conclusions.

Among the 100 conclusions they drew were surprising findings on cancer, mental health, and more. 

One of the most striking findings from the report is that "there was conclusive or substantial evidence (the most definitive levels) that cannabis or cannabinoids, found in the marijuana plant, can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, according to the report, which is 'by far the most common' reason people request medical marijuana.

There was also substantial evidence that regular marijuana smokers are more likely to experience chronic bronchitis. This is why you want to be particularly careful when choosing a method for cannabis consumption. Using tinctures, oils, and other smoke-free forms of ingestion will help prevent effects like these.

Read more about the study's findings here.