A conference on the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis was organized by the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in San Jose, California. The event was held as part of the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, which brought together experts from North America and the UK. The main aim was to allow the participants to share their view points and facts on the medical cannabis.
Amidst the ongoing debate regarding the use of recreational marijuana and the analysis of its potential healing properties, this discussion holds a lot of value as it provided different angles and perspectives on the debate itself. It also shed light on the pros and cons of making marijuana a credible option for patients. Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the MUHC in Canada, stated that an advancement of our understanding on the role of cannabis was highly essential. He specified that research and education were needed not just for patients but for physicians and policy makers as well.