Positions on the efficacy of medical marijuana vary, but thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting and chronic pain.
In a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., wrote that "physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients are misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane."
Different strains of marijuana have varying effects and target a variety of symptoms. We're putting a cost on this relief and giving the types of pain that are eased.
By Danny Danko
High Times Senior Cultivation Editor
Updated 22 Aug 2012
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