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How effective are the marijuana prescription pills (not the actual weed)?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not so effective
Marinol (the prescription pill) is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (thc) -- the most powerful psycho-active chemical in marijuana.
But it doesn't seem to work as well as cannabis in pain patients (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14581124 ) -- and people with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting have trouble swallowing pills. Cannabis smoke at least bypasses the GI tract.

In brief: Not so effective
Marinol (the prescription pill) is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (thc) -- the most powerful psycho-active chemical in marijuana.
But it doesn't seem to work as well as cannabis in pain patients (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14581124 ) -- and people with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting have trouble swallowing pills. Cannabis smoke at least bypasses the GI tract.
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