Early studies conducted showed promising signs, with cannabinoids having beneficial effects on pain management, appetite stimulation, and lessening anxiety. It is incredibly hard for studies on the medical benefits to even take place in the United States thanks to its Schedule I status, however, some studies have taken place and they have been incredibly revealing into a wide range of advantages that medical hemp could have.
In one prominent study, led by the Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council and published in the Journal of Anaesthesiology, researchers found that Hemp, a cannabinoid plant extract, has significant analgesic effects for those suffering from post-operative pain. Pain after surgery remains a problem in the medical community, and traditionally prescribed painkillers often have unpleasant side effects as well as diminishing benefits.
Hemp extracts work due to the cannabinoid receptors in the human brain. Cannabinoids from hemp help to effectively strengthen the body's ability to reduce pain sensation.
This is just the latest significant study detailing just one of the major possible advantages of CBD. If anything, this should spur more studies into the various uses of medicinal cannabinoids.