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  • Pot as medicine [Editorial]

    Pot as medicine  [Editorial]
    A state commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug's therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The commissioners need to balance the scientific and medical issues raised by medical marijuana against the legal constraints imposed by state and federal statutes. But in trying to walk a fine line between the two, the panel appears to have crafted rules that in some instances are so restrictive that many patients with illnesses that could be treated with the drug may never be able to get it.
  • Proposed medical marijuana rules under fire

    Proposed medical marijuana rules under fire
    Critics took aim Tuesday at proposed regulations to create a medical marijuana industry in Maryland as a state commission tasked with writing the rules rushed toward a deadline it might not meet. Physicians, patients, advocates and potential growers...

    Doctors need marijuana training [Letter]

    Doctors need marijuana training [Letter]
    I would like to share my organization's thoughts with regard to recent discussions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the question of whether physicians should receive additional training ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As a statewide...

    Psychedelics have way more potential than medical marijuana [Letter]

    Psychedelics have way more potential than medical marijuana [Letter]
    Op-ed writer Nate Greenslit is exactly correct in arguing that it would benefit the proponents of the use of psychedelics to focus the discussion toward the treatment of medical ailments ("Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana?" Aug. 6). However,...

    Medical marijuana regulations would scare off physicians [Letter]

    Medical marijuana regulations would scare off physicians [Letter]
    Faculty at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conclude, in a letter responding to the July 25 article "Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns" that requirements on physicians recommending marijuana for medical use are "not a...