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How medical marijuana could literally save lives

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Medical marijuana opponents recently pounced on a big new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that there isn’t good evidence that marijuana works for many of the conditions, like glaucoma, anxiety, or Parkinson’s disease, that it’s often prescribed for. The JAMA study was based on a meta-analysis of the findings of 79 previously-published studies. Now, …

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When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

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A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. “When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke,” he tells Fresh Air ‘s Terry Gross. But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind began to change: “I’ve come to …

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A doctor’s view of medical marijuana

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David Zalubowski/The Associated Press As a primary care provider, I’m used to seeing medical trends emerge. Right now, I’m paying close attention to the debate over marijuana legalization. Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, 2014. Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that Colorado health care providers have experienced “unexpected health effects” from the …