How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells – Scientific American

Patients for Medical Cannabis

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As more states legalize treatment, scientists are learning how the plant’s chemicals may help conditions ranging from brain injuries to cancer

Via Scientific AmericanJan 20, 2015 |By David Noonan

Edward Maa did not plan to become a marijuana researcher. But a few years ago, when the neurologist and epilepsy specialist surveyed his patients about their use of alternative medicines, he discovered that more than a third had turned to marijuana to try to control their seizures. “I had no idea,” says Maa, who is chief of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Denver Health.

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