In looking back over the past year, it’s been hard to land on what medical breakthrough has been more inspiring and motivating, the fact that cannabis has been linked to providing help with Alzheimers, to the many stories of people curing their cancer with CBD oil, to autistic and seizure-ridden children being able to speak for the first time after taking it.

As more government restrictions on cannabis research are lifted, the discoveries that are happening are truly exciting. As I went through and tried to find the most important discoveries, I decided to list out the top 15 medical headlines of 2015 to give the most holistic representation of health and cannabis.

  1. “Cannabis Officially Proven to Treat IBS”

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from marijuana use, studies suggest.

  1. “Melanoma Treated with Cannabis Oil”

In less than 60 days a melanoma cancer sore was treated with CBD oil and went back to normal.

  1. Federal Government Unwittingly Admits Cannabis Kills Cancer

A group of federal researchers commissioned to prove the government’s claim that marijuana has “no medicinal value” may have unwittingly let some crucial research slip through the cracks, forcing the United States to admit that cannabis can kill cancer.

  1. Marijuana Ingredient May ‘Cure’ Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

Scientists have found that an ingredient in marijuana can restore the memory of mice with Alzheimer’s disease back to normal levels.

  1. Woman Credits Cannabis Oil With Curing Her Brain Cancer

This is the remarkable story of the beautiful Kelly Hauf, and how she dissolved her brain tumor using cannabis oil when nothing else helped. Kelly suffers from a type of tumor that medically speaking is incurable.

  1. Cannabis May Temper Opioid Use

Good news, preliminary evidence already shows that cannabis use is associated with less alcohol consumption, and more recently, also associated with lesser opioid consumption.

  1. THC Helps Liver Transplants

The latest research on THC shows that even extremely low doses of THC can help mouse livers, and potentially human livers, overcome ischemia-reperfusion injury, a common cause of liver transplant failure.

  1. Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak After Just 2 Days of Cannabis Oil Treatment

At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking.

  1. Science Shows Cannabis Doesn’t Shrink Brains, Feds Think Otherwise

Two recently published studies might have put the last couple of nails in the coffin on the idea that smoking cannabis shrinks the brain, but the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) quickly jumped in to say it’s still too early to declare the herb safe enough for legalization.

  1. Research Says Cannabis Affects Intestinal Flora And May Prevent Obesity

Canadian researchers have recently published a study that shows the potential cannabis has for preventing and treating obesity. Mice fed a high-fat diet with daily THC administration gained significantly less weight than those without THC. Cannabis may have some protective effect against high levels of intestinal microbes associated with obesity.

  1. Cannabis: The Future of Preventing Insulin Resistance

In a recent clinical study doctors have found that patients of theirs co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) were less likely to develop diabetes and insulin resistance if they smoked pot.

  1. CANNABIS HAS THE ABILITY TO REPLACE VIAGRA, BUT NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT

New research is now coming to light that proves that cannabis could actually be more effective for treating ED than anything the pharmaceutical industry could ever produce.

  1. Given 18 Months To Live, Man Cures Himself With Cannabis Oil – From stage-three to cancer free

David Hibbit is another living example of how cannabis oil can cure cancer. Some would label his recovery as miraculous, but it´s the cannabis plant that is miraculous in and of itself. All we have to do is realize its healing potential and take advantage of the fruits of mother nature.

  1. Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  1. Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found