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Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

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Canada has become the first country in the world to supply patients with government-sponsored marijuana as a medicine. In this hour, we'll talk about the clinical science of marijuana and whether it has place as a pharmaceutical.

Guests:

John Benson
*Co-Principal Investigator, Institute of Medicine report, "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Scientific Base"
*Dean and Professor of Medicine Emeritus, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Igor Grant
*Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calfornia

Billy Martin
*Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Mary Lynch
*Director, Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids in Human Therapeutics
*Director of Research, Pain Management Unit, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia