The argument for cannabis as medicine: Will ideology or science prevail?

Dr. Marcus Day
International Drug Policy Consortium IDPC (UK)
Monday, August 05, 2013

MedicalMarijuanaIn Saint Lucia and throughout the Caribbean, we at the Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition have observed the therapeutic value of cannabis (marijuana) to address a number of mental and physical health issues. This has included cannabis as an alternative to alcohol consumption for problematic drinkers, and cannabis use as a substitute for smoking crack cocaine. I have also witnessed first-hand the ways that cannabis use can reduce community violence.