Latest Science On Medical Use Of Marijuana Examined At San Diego Symposium
Researchers spoke on the latest evidence about the drug's prenatal impact, children's brain development and on adults with health conditions like multiple sclerosis, HIV and cancer. In other news, the first national organization of doctors forms to push for broader marijuana legalization.
San Diego Union-Tribune:
How Marijuana Affects Babies To Adults
The topic of marijuana got a serious scientific treatment Wednesday at the University of California San Diego, where researchers outlined the latest evidence about the drug. (Sisson, 4/13)
The Washington Post:
More And More Doctors Want To Make Marijuana Legal
A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation's leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health. The group — which is announcing its formation Friday, under the name Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) — is endorsing the legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, a break from the position of the American Medical Association, the largest organization of doctors in the country. (Ingraham, 4/15)