Listen to Science Friday: ‘Feds to Debate Marijuana as Medicine’

At least 14 people have died from a tainted pain drug injected into their necks over the last few weeks, which is 14 more than have ever died from smoking pot to ease neck pain. And yet, …

“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.” Listen as UCSF oncologist Donald Abrams debates the evidence with Bertha Madras professor of psychobiology, Harvard Medical School. It gets pretty heated.

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