Medical marijuana use: hazy evidence

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  • Doug Weir says:

    The Canadian Ophthalmological Societ writes The clinical utility of marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma is limited by the inability to separate the potential clinical action from the undesirable neuropsychological and behavioural effects.

    The Canadian Ophthalmological Society does not support the medical use of marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma due to the short duration of action, the incidence of undesirable psychotropic and other systemic side effects and the absence of scientific evidence showing a beneficial effect on the course of the disease.

    This is in contrast to other more effective and less harmful medical, laser and surgical modalities for the treatment of glaucoma.

  • Gerald Goldlist says: to healthy debate. Balanced article showing pluses and misuses for you interest here is the Canadian Opthamological Society policy for marijuana in glaucoma


Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.

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