Tuesday, January 26, 2010

By Mehmet Oz

What are the pros and cons of medical marijuana, as you see it?

Any medicine that helps humans, I am supportive of. I'm cautious about medical marijuana because I know that some people will abuse it, but I hate to penalize suffering people just because of a few jerks. For me, it's more about helping people than breaking laws, and it's hard to say no to a man who's dying of cancer. If marijuana makes him feel better, stimulates his appetite, reduces his nausea from chemo, who am I to take it away from him? Or better stated: Why should we let a couple of jerks who abuse marijuana confuse us about our broader need to help people?

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/ask-dr-oz/medical-advice-0210#ixzz0dlYVXkz0

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