Pot isn’t a medicine

The Province - - Editorial -

Re: Mar­i­juana for arthri­tis. Mar­i­juana is not a rec­og­nized medicine by any le­git­i­mate med­i­cal as­so­ci­a­tion in any coun­try on the planet.

Dis­pens­ing mar­i­juana has no qual­ity con­trol, no stan­dard­ized com­po­si­tion or dosage for spe­cific med­i­cal con­di­tions. It has no pre­scrib­ing in­for­ma­tion nor are there any high-qual­ity sci­en­tific stud­ies that es­tab­lish its ef­fec­tive­ness or long-term safety.

No such stud­ies ex­ist and there­fore pot dis­pen­saries are just pot shops run by un­der­qual­i­fied in­di­vid­u­als.

Pamela McColl, Van­cou­ver

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