'Come off the grass' journal chief tells govt

The editor in chief of the CMAJ, Dr John Fletcher, wrote in a recent editorial that doctors may be a step away from being asked to prescribe “a dried leaf containing several compounds of unspecified potency, some of them active and none of them pure”.

If authorities want marijuana to become a medicine, he says, they should work with pharmaceutical companies to ensure it is properly researched and developed.

“In the 21st

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