4/20 means to many, National Weed Day. With 23 states that have legalized Marijuana, the use of Medical Marijuana has grown. We have pulled together some articles that you might find interesting. What we do know, is we and others don’t know much about the long term effects of marijuana.
A recent editorial in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raised some questions about the indications for medical marijuana, which vary greatly by state.
“There is some evidence to support the use of marijuana for nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, specific pain syndromes, and spasiticity from multiple sclerosis,” Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MBBS, MD, and Mohini Ranganathan, MD, write. “However, for most other indications that qualify by state law for use of medical marijuana, such as hepatitis C, Crohn disease, Parkinson disease, or Tourette syndrome, the evidence supporting its use is of poor quality.” Via Optometry Times
- AAO: Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?
- The Benefits of Medical Marijuana
- Eye Doctor Guide
- Babies Exposed to Marijuana In the Womb
- The Effects of Marijuana on the the Body
- Marijuana May Prevent Blindness