There are few medications that are as hyped or as polarising as medical marijuana. Depending on who you’re talking to, the plant is either an illegal and addictive narcotic, or a source of miracle treatments for everything from epilepsy, to back pain; there even some who claim it can help with depression. But after years of research and billions of dollars of investment from philanthropists and pharmaceutical companies, is medicinal cannabis living up to all the claims that have been made about it? Suzanne Hill was joined by Ingrid Scheffer, Paediatric Neurologist and President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and Joe Milton from the Australian Science Media Centre. Duration: 33min 24sec Broadcast: Sun 12 Sep 2021, 10:00pm LISTEN https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/science/13538600 Full episode 4hr Nightlife featuring The Battle of Marathon in This Week In History 32mins 11secsThe Battle of Marathon 33mins 24secsIs medical cannabis a wonder drug hiding in plain sight?
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Source : Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Radio Show: Sunday Science: Medicinal Cannabis
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