The federal government lists marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance—meaning it has no medically accepted use. Next week, interest group Americans for Safe Access will present the scientific case for marijuana’s therapeutic effects to a federal appeals court, in hopes of relaxing federal restrictions. Oncologist Donald Abrams reviews the evidence on cannabis.
Donald Abrams is a chief of oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
Bertha Madras is a professor of psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Southborough, Massachusetts.