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Show 1027: How One Doctor Changed His Mind About Medical Marijuana (Archive)

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Medical marijuana is controversial. Will you be surprised at what Dr. David Casarett found when he looked at the evidence for its use?

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Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) has been both glorified as a mind-expanding agent and vilified as evil weed. Most doctors are skeptical about its usefulness for medical purposes. Our guest, David Casarett, MD, certainly doubted that there was much evidence to support medical applications of marijuana. But as a palliative care physician, he was curious. The evidence he found convinced his that there is a case to be made in some situations.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana?

Find out how marijuana could be helpful and when it may be harmful. Which conditions have the best evidence on the medical applications of marijuana?

This Week’s Guest:

David Casarett, M.D., is a palliative care physician and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is also director of hospice and palliative care for the Penn Health System.

Dr. Casarett is the author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead. His most recent book is Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

Dr. Casarett is launching a website,, where medical marijuana users can report their experience and connect with each other. It also serves as a database for medical professionals trying to learn more about this topic.

The photo of Dr. Casarett was taken by Joe Chielli, Church Street Studios.

Air Date:November 26, 2016

Product Reviews

  1. Nancy Yengell
    Hartsville SC

    I think it is a sin to deny people the right to use this product because I know how much it can help with pain and overall makes you feel better

  2. Help in Using medical marijuana

    New York

    My doctor recently recommended medical marijuana to help me cope with pain. I am reluctant to do so. But,lying in bed at 3 am being in-pain that deprives me of sleep nightly and contributes to me being near impossible to function with daily living, I am at the point that unless I do something I have no idea how I can continue to function. I neglected to mention I take 700 mg of gabapenten 3 times a day. Lately, it does not seem to be adequate in controlling my pain. Conclusively, I believe I would benefit by taking medical marijuana. I need to know where and how I go about obtaining it. Hopefully, it will be covered by Medicare. Hopefully, someone may be able to help me with information as to how I would begin the process of obtaining MM. Thanking in advance.

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