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Dr. Weil discusses medical marijuana studies and treatments

Dr. Weil talks about his views on cannabis as a plant with therapeutic value. Dr. Weil writes this quote, from an article titled Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation, on the Huffington Post:
“As a medical doctor and botanist, my aim has always been to filter out the cultural noise surrounding the genus Cannabis and see it dispassionately: as a plant with therapeutic value. What can it offer us?”
He goes on to say:
“Studies have shown potential for treating nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, alcohol abuse, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, Alzheimer’s disease and anorexia nervosa. But perhaps most exciting, cannabinoids (chemical constituents of Cannabis, the best known being tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) may have a primary role in cancer treatment and prevention. A number of studies have shown that these compounds can inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animal models.”
It’s quite amazing that marijuana can be used for these medicinal purposes. Dr. Weil is director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and graduate of Harvard Medical School. Oprah likes him a lot too, so consider him a trustworthy source for accurate and well-researched health information. Read full article
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