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Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Cannabis

NPR's fresh air is one of radio's most popular programs. Each week over 4 million listeners tune in to hear intimate discussions about politics, art, culture, and other topics relevant to our world. On Tuesday July 14th Fresh Air interviewed Dr. David Casarett. He is the Director of the Hospice and Palliative Care program at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Stoned, A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana. In the interview Casarett details the steps he took to educate himself on Cannabis. He discusses what he was taught in medical school, what he was experiencing with patients in his practice, and the knowledge he gained by reviewing the body of research on Cannabinoids.

This interview has many great parts. In it you can hear him detail his own experiments with Medical Cannabis, as well as his expertly formed opinion on what the existing body of research does and does not allow us to conclude about the medical efficacy of Cannabis.

You can purchase David's Book here.