Researching the Medical Effects of Cannabis

Sep 4, 2013

  For centuries, cannabis has been believed to offer an array of health benefits; now modern researchers are charting just how those medicinal effects work inside the brain and body.

An earlier North Bay Report examining the potential effects of cannabis on cancer cells can be heard here.

  Unlike alcohol, cannabis has not been shown to hold any significant health hazards. In fact, reports Martin Lee, author of Smoke Signals, ingesting marijuana can actually offset some of the deleterious  effects of drinking.

Martin Lee will talk about Smoke Signals—which is about to be reissued in paperback—at Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol, on Thursday evening,m September 5 at 7 pm. You can also hear his previous interview on the North Bay Report here.