True or False? The FDA’s multi-step drug approval process only involves trials in healthy volunteers and patient volunteers who have the targeted illness or ailment. Animal testing is not part of the drug approval process.
False. The FDA’s multi-step drug approval process involves laboratory and animal studies, as well as trials in humans.
Does medical grade marijuana dispensed from a dispensary undergo state government-regulated laboratory testing for impurities, molds and other potentially harmful substances prior to distribution to patients?
Yes, it undergoes state government-regulated testing, but not federal testing.
Medical marijuana patients may use more than one mode of administration. Why?
Medical marijuana patients may use more than one mode of administration in order to achieve certain desired effects. For example, a patient may use vaporization for acute relief of symptoms and may consume marijuana orally at night to ensure a longer duration of action than vaporization and an increased quality of sleep.
Is the data obtained from recreational marijuana studies applicable to medical marijuana? Are there any reasons not to use the data obtained from recreational marijuana studies to help guide the practice of medical marijuana therapy?
There are significant and substantive differences between the recreational use of marijuana and the medicinal use of marijuana.Individually and in combination, these differences could dramatically affect the outcome of a clinical study.