In an effort to understand whether or not medical marijuana can really be considered a medicine, the Pennsylvania Medical Society reviewed numerous studies and the position statements of national medical specialty organizations before writing the white paper titled "Is marijuana medicine?"
The White Paper discusses the medical marijuana legalization movement and the lack of clinical research. President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Karen Rizzo, says "from a clinical perspective, it's like putting the cart before the horse. We have joined other national groups in calling for more research and making it easier for researchers to have access to marijuana for scientific purposes." The evidence that exists of marijuana as a medication creates a compelling case to conduct more thorough and large scale studies on the plant.
For access to White Paper, visit this link: http://www.pamedsoc.org/IsMarijuanaMedicine