Health

The Comforting Myths of Medical Marijuana

Refractory epilepsy used to be considered a curse: it still is a curse and, though blame has moved from magic to molecule, it remains one of life’s great afflictions. It is not surprising, therefore, that parents of an afflicted child will consider all possibilities for cure. But what should be made of recent publicity that “medical marijuana” has stopped convulsions and reduced associated brain dysfunction in two children in such miraculous manner that its advantages deserve to be available not only for epilepsy but for all kinds of other diseases? Such publicity emerged in the USA early this year regarding…

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