Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits

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In a new 400-page analysis that blows through the current state of scientific knowledge on the health risks and benefits of marijuana, one of the strongest conclusions is that it can effectively treat chronic pain in some patients.

"It is often difficult for researchers to gain access to the quantity, quality, and type of cannabis product necessary to address specific research questions on the health effects of cannabis use," concluded the authors, a panel of experts led by Marie McCormick, a pediatrician and public health researcher at Harvard.

Sessions has previously been critical of the Obama Administration's stance on the issue, but when asked about it in a hearing Tuesday, he said: "I won't commit to never enforcing federal law...

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