A 50-year-old member asked:

Which symptoms of marfan syndrome can be treated with cannabis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not needed: Cannabis or marijuana is not needed in the treatment of Marfan syndrome.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Not aware of any: I do not believe that marijuana is really medicine, no matter what a number of states have decided. The only proven effects of cannabis (which comes in a pill, by the way) are in increasing appetite, reducing nausea and (maybe) reducing intraocular pressure (glaucoma). Every other use - for arthritis pain etc. - is unproven. Medicine is not smoked, nor is it impure or has unknown amount of drug.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Feb 10, 2013

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