The American College of Physicians Supports Therapeutic use of Marijuana

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02/26/08
The American College of Physicians, with 124,000 doctors, the second-largest doctors group in the United States, issued a policy statement on medical marijuana endorsing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. They urge the government to roll back a prohibition on using it to treat patients and support studies to explore other medical applications. "Additional research is needed to clarify marijuana's therapeutic properties and determine standard and optimal doses and routes of delivery. Unfortunately, research expansion has been hindered by a complicated federal approval process, limited availability of research-grade marijuana and the debate over legalization," the group said.

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