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.
Dr. Donald Abrams is professor emeritus and integrative oncologist at the University of California San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in San Francisco, California.
Bertha Madras is a professor of psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Southborough, Massachusetts.