Many products claim medical marijuana can provide relief from just about anything that ails you. The FDA doesn't agree.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the claims that are made by many manufacturers simply are unfounded and may start cracking down. They say the benefits are unproven and the commissioner says a change is needed.

In a hearing before Congress Scott Gottlieb, the FDA Commissioner said “I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects in the setting of cancer. It’s a much broader question about where our responsibility is to step into this.”

He goes on to say it's time to take a closer look at the rules and regulations associated with these products especially in states where the medical and recreational sale is legal. The word is out as to when anything will be done but except the government to start taking a closer look at that "healing balm" you're using to see if it's really delivering on what it claims.

Credit; The Cannabist