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Focal Point S1 • E27

Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

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Published on Jun 23, 2019

There’s a (lack of) science behind medical marijuana. Meet the doctors working to change that.

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“CBD — which doesn't cause the mind-altering high that comes from THC, the primary psychoactive component of marijuana — was hard to study, because of tight restrictions on using cannabis in research.”

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“Nearly half of U.S. states have legalized the drug specifically for medical uses, yet according to the FDA, there are no medical uses for cannabis.”

Medical marijuana: Medical necessity versus political agenda
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“However, recent studies have shown that medical marijuana is effective in controlling chronic non-cancer pain, alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, treating wasting syndrome associated with AIDS, and controlling muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis.”

In full disclosure, the three experts we spoke to are in active clinical trials with pharmaceutical companies:

Dr. Shaun Hussain/Insys Therapeutics & GW Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Fatta Nahab/Tilray
Dr. Margaret Haney/Tilray

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