How “Medical” is Marijuana?


Marijuana plants at a Growing Kitchen facility in Lafayette, Colo., near Boulder. The company produces various marijuana products, including edibles and concentrates. Credit Ivan Couronne/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Marijuana plants at a Growing Kitchen facility in Lafayette, Colo., near Boulder. The company produces various marijuana products, including edibles and concentrates. Credit Ivan Couronne/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A recent systematic review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked at all randomized controlled trials of cannabis or cannabinoids to treat medical conditions. They found 79 trials involving more than 6,400 participants. A lot of the trials did show some improvements in symptoms, but most of those did not achieve statistical significance. Some did, however.

Editor’s Note:  A good article that shows some of the varied potential uses for medical marijuana.

Source:  How ‘Medical’ is Marijuana? | New York Times

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