Medical Uses of Marijuana


Cannabis and its derivatives: review of medical use

Lawrence Leung
J Am Board Fam Med
2011 Jul-Aug;24(4):452-62
PubMed PMID: 21737770
Cannabis sativa
Cannabis sativa (Source: Wikimedia Commons user Arne Hückelheim)

In this review, Dr. Leung (Queen’s University, Ontario) updates “current knowledge and evidence of using cannabis and its derivatives with a view to the sociolegal context and perspectives for future research.”

The review covers the evidence on physical and psychiatric effects of marijuana, its analgesic potential, and the challenges medical marijuana presents to the family practitioner.

Read the complete article at PubMed.

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