Stigma Over Medical Marijuana Hurting Treatment Research

Medical pot advocates convening in Vancouver are urging critics to look past negative stereotypes and keep their minds open on the positive effects of cannabis on certain diseases.

When Jonathan Zaid turned 18, his mom gave him an unusual birthday present — one that would turn out to be life-changing.
Zaid had been diagnosed at 14 with a pain syndrome that caused constant, daily headaches. He tried dozens of prescription medications and even had to drop out of school for two years.
Then his mother bought him a marijuana joint.

– Read the entire article at The Star.