Marijuana (Cannabinoids)

Another dopey cannabis study

The left coast is a source of many useless studies of “medical” marijuana.

Here’s another from researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, in Kelowna, British Columbia.

First, the details.

  • Data from 23 individual interviews were transcribed and analyzed.

And, the results.

  • Descriptions of the health benefits of cannabis for therapeutic purposes included cannabis as life preserving, a disease therapy, a medicine for the mind, a means for self-management, and a way to manage addiction.
  • Self-management of risks focused on the potential effects of excessive use, smoking-related risks, and purchasing precautions.
  • Although the reports of women and men were similar in many respects, there were important differences in patterns and practices of use that reflected gender influences.

The bottom line?

“Life preserving”? “Medicine for the mind”?

Give me a break.

The authors concluded, “Insights from the study provide direction for developing gender-specific information to support decision making and usage for therapeutic users.”

What are they smoking?

8/10/11 19:59 JR

Hi, I’m JR

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.