Physicians urge caution regarding medical uses of marijuana and cannabinoids

By Will Boggs MD

NEW YORK—While advocates of marijuana and cannabinoids promote its use for conditions ranging from nausea to cancer, the paucity of high-quality evidence demands caution regarding the use of these agents, according to 6 brief commentaries from physicians and other providers across the US.

The editors of Annals of Internal Medicine earlier issued a call for readers’ perspectives on prescribing or recommending marijuana. Six of the 100 submitted manuscripts appear in the January 8th issue.

The treatment of pain, one indication where there is some agreement among physicians, is the subject of two of these commentaries.

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