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In the US, 25 states and the District of Columbia now permit some medical use of botanical marijuana (Cannabis sativa).1 It has been used for centuries to treat various ailments, but non-standardization of dosage makes available data difficult to interpret. Cannabis contains >60 pharmacologically active cannabinoids.2
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