Study Suggests Medical Marijuana May Do More Harm Than Good For Kids

Four doctors from Boston Children’s Hospital point out that while marijuana’s harmful effects on the developing brain have been well documented, research on pot’s benefits for young patients is practically nonexistent.

MASSACHUSETTS:  The proclaimed benefits of medical marijuana seem to know no bounds. As state governments have finally started to embrace — or at least tolerate — the herb as a legitimate treatment for a range of physical conditions, from glaucoma to Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis, scientists have moved on to examining the drug’s effect Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana 101: Doctors, Regulators Brace For ‘Big Marijuana’

"The drive to make a profitable market out of marijuana is at odds with protecting the public health because the way to make marijuana profitable is to sell more and more of it.”

MASSACHUSETTS:  The argument that marijuana is poised to become Big, as in Big Tobacco, begins more than a hundred years ago, argues Dr. Sharon Levy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital. Changes in curing made tobacco easier to inhale, additives made it more addictive and machines began to churn out inexpensive, readily available cigarettes. With Read the full article…