In Pictures: Facts about marijuana and the new law

In Pictures: Facts about marijuana and the new law

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The potential medicinal properties of marijuana have been the subject of substantive research and heated debate. Scientists have confirmed that the cannabis plant contains active ingredients with therapeutic potential for relieving pain, controlling nausea, stimulating appetite, and decreasing ocular pressure. Cannabinoid-based medications include synthetic compounds, such as dronabinol (Marinol®) and nabilone (Cesamet®), which are FDA approved, and a new, chemically pure mixture of plant-derived THC and cannabidiol called Sativex®, formulated as a mouth spray and approved in Canada and parts of Europe for the relief of cancer-associated pain and spasticity and neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. (Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 8:53 AM

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