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Does medical marijuana help with pain, MS and appetite loss?

Does medical marijuana help with pain, MS and appetite loss?

While recreational marijuana is legal in just two states (for now), 20 states plus the District of Columbia already allow marijuana for medicinal uses, and up to nine other states may soon follow suit. Many patients swear that cannabis helps ease their symptoms, but the drug has never gone through anything close to the testing required for prescription drugs. One reason: Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug (a federal classification of the most dangerous drugs, including heroin and LSD), so researchers have to jump through a lot of hoops to even get it into their labs. So just how medicinal is medical marijuana? Here's a look at the current evidence. Pain: Marijuana is a proven pain...

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