The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    The role for marijuana in medical practice

    Two Canadian doctors debate the issue. And a reader debates me.


    Dr Mark Ware from the Montreal General Hospital believes there is a role for cannabinoids. Among other reasons, Dr. Ware’s rationale is that “There is solid scientific rationale for therapeutic use of cannabis.” Unfortunately, he fails to list any research in support of this statement.

    Dr Meldon Kahan from St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto counters, “Cannabis use has been associated with multiple medical problems, including bronchitis, psychosis, and cognitive impairment.” In addition, safer alternatives are available. And he also provides references in support of his position.

    2/28/07 20:17 JR

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