Interesting to read this thread again after a few years. A lot has happened since then regarding the cannabinoid profiles of the various strains of marijuana. They can now test for a number of different cannabinoids not just CBD or THC. And it seems the balance of cannabinoids is what determines how effective each strain is at relieving particular symptoms.
So now, rather than state what medical issues a particular strain can help with, you are given the cannabinoid profile so you can see the amounts of each cannabinoids in a strain.
They are finding that strains high in CBDs are great for inflammatory conditions, skin conditions (including melanoma), pain relief, all without getting high from the cannabinoid.
As the effects of each cannabinoid get studied, they're finding more ailments that can be treated with them. In fact, the science of cannabinoids is still in its infancy, with cannabis showing promise to not just help, but cure some diseases and prevent others.
Beyond that cannabis is teaching scientists how the human body regulates itself, opening up doors to cures that no other plant has opened before...
"America's freedom lies in cannabis."
"Prohibition is the gateway to fascism." -