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National Institute on Drug Abuse website. September 8, This is the first post of a 3-part series on the science of medical marijuana. Before modern medical science, most medicines were raw herbs or herbal concoctions of one sort or another.
If you eat or smoke the leaves of any plant, you are putting all those chemicals in your body, and the can be unpredictable. Voters in 23 states have now passed laws allowing marijuana to be dispensed to patients, as long as they receive permission from a doctor.
Scientific evidence would have to come from carefully controlled research studies. The FDA only approves medicines when large studies examining lots of patients called clinical trials show that the medicines work safely. Because marijuana is a raw herb.
There are over different chemicals in marijuana, in combinations that vary widely between different strains and even from plant to plant. This causes serious problems trying to use the whole marijuana leaf, or crude extracts like hash oilas medicine:.
Today, there are almost no approved medicines that are whole herbs. In Part 2you'll learn how scientists are busy trying to create actual medicines from the chemical ingredients in marijuana. PDF documents require the free Adobe Reader.
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Marijuana is no different. Plus, when used by teens or children, it could even harm their brains as they develop.Why is medical marijuana bad for you
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