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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
December 13, 2016

Cannabis and Cannabinoids

JAMA. 2016;316(22):2424-2425. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.11772

In the US, 25 states and the District of Columbia now permit some medical use of botanical marijuana (Cannabis sativa).1 It has been used for centuries to treat various ailments, but non-standardization of dosage makes available data difficult to interpret. Cannabis contains >60 pharmacologically active cannabinoids.2

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