Little Scientific Evidence Exists To Back Up States’ Medical Marijuana Laws

On its front page, the New York Times (6/27, A1, St. Louis, Subscription Publication) reports in a nearly 1,500-word article that while New York state has legalized medical marijuana for specific conditions, “no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many of the illnesses for which states have authorized its use.”

The Times adds, “Experts say, lawmakers and the authors of public referendums have acted largely on the basis of animal studies and heart-wrenching anecdotes.” The article also mentions that the National Institute on Drug Abuse is the only legal supplier of the substance.

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— “Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data,” Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times, June 26, 2014.

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