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Whats better for your health medical marijuana or prescribed pills?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: For what problem?

The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries.
No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all.

In brief: For what problem?

The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries.
No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Can't really comment without knowing the details of the ailment being treated.
Dr. Matthew Roman
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medical marijuana

medical marijuana probably.
definitely for pain.

In brief: Medical marijuana

medical marijuana probably.
definitely for pain.
Dr. Matthew Roman
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neither ...?

The answer really depends on the type of pain - its not a simple answer. Thc is federally illegal (irrespective of individual states).
Marinol is legal but costs a lot more. Regular "pills" are not always a solution to a persons pain. A complete evaluation is necessary. If one joint helps then two joints will help more?

In brief: Neither ...?

The answer really depends on the type of pain - its not a simple answer. Thc is federally illegal (irrespective of individual states).
Marinol is legal but costs a lot more. Regular "pills" are not always a solution to a persons pain. A complete evaluation is necessary. If one joint helps then two joints will help more?
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain treatment.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law.
It has been legalized under some state laws but federal law trumps state law. Appropriately prescribed medications for an appropriately diagnosed condition are usually effective in controlling the targeted condition.

In brief: Pain treatment.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law.
It has been legalized under some state laws but federal law trumps state law. Appropriately prescribed medications for an appropriately diagnosed condition are usually effective in controlling the targeted condition.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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