Scientists have thoroughly proven that marijuana can be used to treat pain, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis thanks to a chemical found in the plant called beta-caryophyllene. When smoked, this pushes a biological button, which then soothes the immune system, increases bone mass and blocks pain signals.
Since beta-caryophyllene may prove quite beneficial for users, the chemical itself could become an ideal medication. This could lead to it being developed in pill-form, severing its connection with cannabis and becoming a standalone medication that won’t have you hearing the magic chord. Wait…this is supposed to be good news?