Medical cannabis is an appropriate option as a complement to the treatment of various diseases, some of which have a conclusive level of scientific evidence. In any case, as well as any other drug or therapeutic option, it should be prescribed by a doctor who evaluates your case individually, and talks with you about the risk-benefit that it presents for you so that you only use it if the benefits outweigh the risks. Lastly, you should be monitored during your treatment so that you can find your lowest effective dose.
In a clinical safety study, the COMPASS study, where patients who used medicinal cannabis for different pathologies were followed for 12 months, the development of CUD (cannabis use disorder) was not observed. Generally, when talking about the prevalence of addiction to cannabis, it is data that comes from recreational use and not from medicinal use, very different contexts, and even so this figure is much lower than addiction to cigarettes or alcohol. Medicinal cannabis, being a personalized treatment that seeks to find the minimum effective dose for each patient, is generally a safe treatment and has a better safety profile than other treatments commonly used for the same afflictions.
The drugs indicated in medical treatment must be of pharmaceutical quality, which guarantees their safety, composition, purity, potency and correct identity, as well as avoiding adulterations and allowing a stable and traceable maintenance of the previous conditions.
Yes, and the interactions are multiple, both pharmacological and pharmacokinetic. On the other hand, they depend a lot on the characteristics of each patient, drugs in question, food, comorbidities, age and type of administration, among other things. This is a central point to be taken into account by the doctor in charge of the treatment.