The Point
2:35 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Highs and Lows of Medical Marijuana

Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant since virtually the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C. have been recovered in northern China, and the plant’s use as a medicinal and euphoric agent date back nearly as far.

There is an extreme split in people’s attitudes toward marijuana in general--  ranging from "it is completely harmless" to "it is a sure path to ruin." Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss medical marijuana with Mindy Todd on The Point, what scientific studies tell us, and issues facing doctors with the new medical marijuana laws.

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