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BURLINGTON, Vt. —Medical marijuana will be the subject of a new class at the University of Vermont in the spring. Two college of medicine professors crafted the course on cannabis, which is possibly the first academic program of its kind in the country. Source:  UVM professors launching course on medical […]

UVM professors launching course on medical cannabis


ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients – an unusual mandate not applied to other new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs. State officials say the 4½-hour, $250-online course will inform doctors about a complex […]

New York to require training for doctors to OK medical ...


Looking for a medical marijuana prescription? Your general practitioner probably won’t help you get it. Most doctors aren’t approved to certify Massachusetts residents as medical-marijuana patients, which is the first step toward receiving legal marijuana from one of the state’s two open dispensaries. In fact, there are only 108 certified […]

A ‘niche business’: Mainstream doctors are wary of prescribing medical ...



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 […]

How “Medical” is Marijuana?


In 2013 Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center in Santa Monica, California, led a team to develop a web-based survey that would ask people how often they had used cannabis in the past month and year. To help them gauge the amounts, the surveys included scaled pictures […]

The Cannabis Experiment