Editor's Note:  This article provides an overview of scientific evidence to weigh the medical benefits of marijuana use for cancer, chronic pain, alcoholism and drug addiction, depression, PTSD, MS and epilepsy against associated health risks. It concludes that despite the recent emergence of very comprehensive, up-to-date reviews of the scientific studies evaluating the benefits and harms of cannabis, more research is needed.

Medical News Today
February 21, 2018

recent study published in the journal Addiction also found that use of marijuana is increasing sharply across the United States, although this rise may not be linked to the legalization of marijuana in participating states. Nevertheless, this rise in use is prompting major public health concerns.

In this article, we look at the scientific evidence weighing the medical benefits of marijuana against its associated health risks in an attempt to answer this simple question: is marijuana good or bad?  ...

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