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Medical Marijuana Benefits and Legal Issues

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, recently completed a documentary titled “Weed”, which discusses the value of medical marijuana. He stated that the public has been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years because marijuana was listed as a Schedule 1 substance and one of the most dangerous drugs that has “no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.” But in reality the Drug Enforcement Agency does not have the science to back it up.

Dr Gupta did express a concern that young people who are still developing their brains are likely more susceptible to harm from marijuana than adult brains. Some recent studies suggest that regular use in teenage years leads to a permanent decrease in IQ. Other research hints at a possible heightened risk of developing psychosis. He urged the youth to wait until their mid 20s after the brains are developed to try it.

More research needs to be done about the benefits of marijuana but since the federal government considers it (cannabis) illegal it is very difficult to get any studies done. Research has been done around the world that shows benefits such as pain relief, PTSD relief, and anti-cancer effects among other health disorders.

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