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Q&A on Medical Marijuana: Regulations Surrounding Its Use

By Marie-Josée Lynch, MD, and Tony P. George, MD

The use of cannabis as a viable medical treatment for people with cancer, eating disorders, chronic pain, and a number of other illnesses, remains an area of concern for everyone involved. Here, we ask the experts, Marie-Josée Lynch, MD, and Tony P. George, MD, about the use of cannabis and regulations surrounding its use.

Question: Which of the following statement(s) about medical marijuana is/are true?

A. California’s Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act, was the first law in the US that stipulated that individuals could legally possess and use marijuana if recommended by their physicians.
B. The majority of medical marijuana patient identification cards are granted for the treatment of cancer and AIDS-related symptoms.
C. The potency of medical marijuana tends to be fairly uniform among dispensaries.
D. Evidence from case-control studies suggests that long-term use of medical marijuana confers a greater risk of respiratory, cardiovascular, and psychiatric illness.

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APA Reference
Martin, L. (2012). Q&A on Medical Marijuana: Regulations Surrounding Its Use. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2014, from http://pro.psychcentral.com/2012/medical-marijuana-regulations-surrounding-its-use/001085.html

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