Experts Call for More Research Into Medical Marijuana at Health Policy Summit | KBIA

Experts Call for More Research Into Medical Marijuana at Health Policy Summit

Oct 28, 2019

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There’s not enough research into how effective marijuana is as medicine, said multiple speakers at Missouri’s Saturday 17th Annual Health Policy Summit.

“Right now, we have very little evidence to guide us on the medical use of cannabis,” said Dr. Lucas Buffaloe, an associate professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at MU.

The annual summit is organized by MU’s Center for Health Policy and is aimed at health policymakers and health care stakeholders. Speakers addressed an audience of about 100 in the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center.

Buffaloe, whose medical practice focuses on pain management and addiction medicine, said there is very limited information available on the medical use of marijuana. There are very few trials, a small number of participants and a lack of marijuana standardization, he said.

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