Marijuana’s Medical Future
Mar201524

As more states legalize treatment, scientists are learning how the plant’s chemicals may help conditions ranging from brain injuries to cancer

Edward Maa did not plan to become a marijuana researcher. But a few years ago, when the neurologist and epilepsy specialist surveyed his patients about their use of alternative medicines, he discovered that more than a third had turned to marijuana to try to control their seizures. “I had no idea,” says Maa, who is chief of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Denver Health.

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