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Comment & Response
November 12, 2014

Medicalization of Marijuana

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York
  • 3Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
JAMA. 2014;312(18):1931. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12563

To the Editor In their Viewpoint, Drs Wilkinson and D’Souza1 expressed their opinion that cannabis should not be allowed for medical use. Their overarching argument was that cannabis has not been adequately studied or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is not administered like other drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. We disagree with their claims about the investigations into the safety and efficacy of cannabis.

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