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Medical marijuana benefits in dispute?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/17 22:14:27

A new University of Arizona study shows little or no evidence that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for anxiety, migraines, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, a finding that could hinder efforts to expand the allowable uses for the drug in Arizona.

The researchers, working on behalf of the state Department of Health Services, which oversees the state's medical-marijuana program, reviewed dozens of scientific studies related to marijuana use for the four medical conditions and determined that most of the research was of little value in weighing the medicinal risks and benefits.

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  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/18 01:11:43
    HarleyCharley
    should be legal...
  • Wahvlvke 2012/07/18 01:03:12
    Wahvlvke
    +2
    Suprise ... suprise ... suprise!
  • Tee Quake 2012/07/17 23:21:43
    Tee Quake
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    Medical marijuana helps cancer victims. The problem is its abuse by drug addicts
  • lil crazy 2012/07/17 22:37:02
    lil crazy
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    Arizona officials do not want to make medical marijuana legal so they continuously find reasons to hinder and refuse to follow the will of the people. It isn't the first time they have found "excuses".
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/17 22:15:22
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    The UA study could affect efforts by medical-marijuana supporters to expand the state's program to include the treatment of anxiety, migraines, depression and PTSD.

    State health officials have heard dozens of anecdotes about how those conditions impair daily life and how medical marijuana helps, but officials have said they will base the decision to expand the program only on scientific evidence.

    "The key question for us is: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?" said Will Humble, state health director. "And there's just not that much research in this area to help form our policy decisions."

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