Medical marijuana -- what is it good for? Absolutely nothin'.
That's the conclusion of recent research out of the University of Arizona, conducted for the Department of Health Services in an effort to determine if that state's pot law should cover an ever-increasing list of ailments. Nope:
Researchers found that, while pot proponents want post-traumatic stress, migraine headaches, anxiety and depression covered under ailments for which cannabis can be recommended in that state, there's no evidence it does any good for those things.
Advocates say the reason there's no evidence is that solid research hasn't been allowed by the government.
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The state health director, Will Humble, said he'll take the University of Arizona research under advisement and decide later this month whether he'll allow cannabis for the expanded list of ailments:
The key question for us is: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?