Some Medical Marijuana Uses Might Not Pass FDA Review








The JAMA authors also examined studies of medical marijuana to treat psychosis, anxiety disorder, depression and to reduce eye pressure in glaucoma patients. There was no reliable evidence that cannabis was useful in any of these cases.

The authors, from the Yale University School of Medicine, lamented the fact that state approval of medical marijuana had been based on “low-quality scientific evidence, anecdotal reports, individual testimonials, legislative initiatives, and public opinion.”

“Imagine if other drugs were approved through a similar approach,” they wrote.

The results show that something is amiss in the 23 states (plus the District of Columbia) that allow the use of medical marijuana, according to the authors of an editorial that accompanies the JAMA review.

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