medical marijuana

Many Doctors Don’t Feel Comfortable Recommending Medical Marijuana

Many doctors are avoiding recommending medical marijuana to their patients, according to Boston.com. Some feel they don’t know enough about its effectiveness, or are worried about liability and lawsuits. In Massachusetts, most doctors are not approved to certify residents as medical marijuana patients, the article notes. Patients must be certified…

Eight Senators Call on Federal Government to Research Medical Marijuana

Eight U.S. senators are calling on the federal government to facilitate research on the potential benefits of medical marijuana. The senators say the research is needed because millions of Americans are now eligible by state law to use the drug for medical purposes. In a letter to multiple federal drug…

Teens Who See Medical Marijuana Ads More Likely to Use the Drug: Study

Viewing ads for medical marijuana may influence middle school students to use the drug, a new study suggests. Students in sixth through eighth grades who saw ads for medical marijuana were twice as likely as others to have used the drug or to say they intended to use it in…

Study Questions Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana for Many Conditions

A review of 80 studies of medical marijuana concludes it may be useful for treating certain conditions, but the evidence is weak in supporting the drug’s use for many others. The researchers said any benefits of medical marijuana must be weighed against side effects including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, sleepiness…

Marijuana Bill Faces Opposition by Members of Senate Judiciary Committee

A bill introduced by three U.S. senators that would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana faces opposition by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Politico. The committee includes some of the most senior legislators in Congress. Many of the committee members came to power when tougher penalties were…