The literature on medical marijuana, which includes studies involving hundreds of patients, was reviewed by Medline from 1948-March 2015. Their results reported that use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence. However, physicians and other healthcare workers should educate themselves because some uses of the drug medically may lack evidence to support treatment with marijuana. They should also educate their patients about medical marijuana to ensure that it is used appropriately and that patients will benefit from its use. Eating edible marijuana is more popular than smoking it.
Valley Hospice was the first hospice in the state of Arizona to use medical marijuana in their comprehensive hospice program. In this video, Dr. Margaret King and patients explain how the program started and concerns about the use of medical marijuana:
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