Cutting Edge Medical Research

Mmmm... science.

Mmmm... science.

Not really. The argument about the use of medicinal marijuana has long been a controversial, if somewhat pointless, commentary on the state of the nation. While it is a fairly harmless drug with minimal side effects, suggesting only a vague rationale for regulation, there is also little to no evidence that it displays any medical benefits whatsoever, apart from a detached euphoria that allows users to for a time forget about whatever ails them.

As the arguments for legalization of marijuana are rarely based on actual facts about marijuana, but rather on so-called “moral” or “civil rights” agendas, it can be extremely difficult to wade through the political doubletalk that surrounds the issue, even in highly scientific studies, that are nevertheless open to the interpretation of the reader. Dr. Donald Abrams states: “Although we like to say we separate politics from science, with medical marijuana, that’s really difficult. It depends on who does the study, where it’s published and what their agenda is.”

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