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Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Chronic Pain and Other Medical and Psychiatric Problems A Clinical Review

Paper Authored by Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHSFull article available  here  and published in JAMA June 23/30, 2015, Vol 313, No. 24Of significant note is the conclusion, citing High Quality Evidence. Abstract Importance  As of March 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia had medical marijuana laws in place. Physicians should know both the scientific rationale and the practical implications for...
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The patients asking for medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis hit the headlines when dying union boss Helen Kelly revealed she was taking illegal cannabis to relieve pain. Thousands of other Kiwis say they need cannabis too. Jack Fletcher reports.Huhana Hickey has multiple sclerosis and has been in a wheelchair since 1996. She is in pain every day."I'm on tramadol, morphine, Paramax and codeine."The medicines she takes for her condit...
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New Zealand Drug Foundation Review of Medicinal Cannabis (2006)

The scientific and clinical evidence to support the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products is not yet overwhelming. However, it is well-established enough to suggest cannabis has therapeutic benefits in treating people with serious conditions such as:chronic pain for which other pain relief treatments are ineffective, or have  bad side-effects neurological disorders, incl...
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