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Is marijuana a good remedy for more than cancer side effects?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Marijuana has limited utility in certain kinds of cancer pain and nausea, and even there, other effective alternatives exist.
As a medical agent, marijuana gets much more press than it deserves. The overwhelming message is that marijuana use is dangerous and that overall in most patients, its side effects are more harmful than its few benefits.

In brief: No
Marijuana has limited utility in certain kinds of cancer pain and nausea, and even there, other effective alternatives exist.
As a medical agent, marijuana gets much more press than it deserves. The overwhelming message is that marijuana use is dangerous and that overall in most patients, its side effects are more harmful than its few benefits.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly, yes.
Medical marijuana has been shown to ameliorate several conditions.
Among these are such conditions as nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, unintentional weight loss, insomnia, and lack of appetite. Others include spasticity, painful conditions like neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma, glaucoma, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

In brief: Possibly, yes.
Medical marijuana has been shown to ameliorate several conditions.
Among these are such conditions as nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, unintentional weight loss, insomnia, and lack of appetite. Others include spasticity, painful conditions like neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma, glaucoma, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.
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