MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Pot Patch Research Gets Funding
The American Cancer Society will fund the development of a marijuana patch much like the nicotine patch. The organization will announce the three-year, $361,000 research grant today. Marijuana has been found by the NIH to relieve the pain, nausea and vomiting caused by cancer and AIDS, but the treatment remains controversial, despite having been legalized in some states. The patch delivery method could serve as an alternative to smoking the substance, while at the same time offering its benefits to patients with cancer and AIDS (Gormley, AP/Los Angeles Times, 1/20.)This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.