The New Surgeon General Just Said That Pot Can Be Good For You

He said the science on the issue should drive U.S. drug policy.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS medical marijuana may be helpful in treating certain medical conditions.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS medical marijuana may be helpful in treating certain medical conditions.

“We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, medical marijuana can be helpful,” said Murthy, who took up the post in December. “You have to use that data to drive policy-making.”

AP Charles Dharapak

After Murthy’s interview, the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement on his behalf:

While clinical trials for certain components of marijuana appear promising for some medical conditions, neither the FDA nor the Institute of Medicine have found smoked marijuana to meet the standards for safe and effective medicine for any condition to date.

The process of requesting funds is tedious, as prospective researchers must get approval from multiple federal agencies. Getting the go-ahead isn’t easy.

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The New Surgeon General Just Said That Pot Can Be Good For You

He said the science on the issue should drive U.S. drug policy.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS medical marijuana may be helpful in treating certain medical conditions.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS medical marijuana may be helpful in treating certain medical conditions.

“We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, medical marijuana can be helpful,” said Murthy, who took up the post in December. “You have to use that data to drive policy-making.”

AP Charles Dharapak

After Murthy’s interview, the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement on his behalf:

While clinical trials for certain components of marijuana appear promising for some medical conditions, neither the FDA nor the Institute of Medicine have found smoked marijuana to meet the standards for safe and effective medicine for any condition to date.

The process of requesting funds is tedious, as prospective researchers must get approval from multiple federal agencies. Getting the go-ahead isn’t easy.

Jason Redmond / Reuters


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Free Weed: “Uber For Pot” App Is Giving Away Medical Marijuana

Eaze, which delivers medical marijuana, is offering a free eighth ounce of weed to new customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Eaze, which describes itself as a technology service, says its fleet of drivers can bring medical cannabis to users in 34 Northern California cities within about 15 minutes. Through Feb. 14, new users of the app will get an eighth of an ounce of marijuana for free, no purchase necessary, with the promo code EAZE4ALL.

Founder and CEO Keith McCarty has described the app as Uber for weed. In the app’s first 24 hours, McCarty said they made “hundreds” of deliveries.

Users of the app must verify that they have a current doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. From there, they can scroll through a menu of marijuana products made available by the dispensaries Eaze partners with. In addition to marijuana buds, users can find cannabis products including concentrates and edibles.

The company prides itself on its algorithm for quick delivery. After seeing the need for convenient and consistent access for medical marijuana, McCarty said he decided to partner with dispensaries.

“We’re able to create that consistent experience for patients and turn this fragmented marketplace into a consistent use experience for patients,” he said.

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Free Weed: “Uber For Pot” App Is Giving Away Medical Marijuana

Eaze, which delivers medical marijuana, is offering a free eighth ounce of weed to new customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nick Kova / Eaze

Eaze, which describes itself as a technology service, says its fleet of drivers can bring medical cannabis to users in 34 Northern California cities within about 15 minutes. Through Feb. 14, new users of the app will get an eighth of an ounce of marijuana for free, no purchase necessary, with the promo code EAZE4ALL.

Founder and CEO Keith McCarty has described the app as Uber for weed. In the app’s first 24 hours, McCarty said they made “hundreds” of deliveries.

Users of the app must verify that they have a current doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. From there, they can scroll through a menu of marijuana products made available by the dispensaries Eaze partners with. In addition to marijuana buds, users can find cannabis products including concentrates and edibles.

The company prides itself on its algorithm for quick delivery. After seeing the need for convenient and consistent access for medical marijuana, McCarty said he decided to partner with dispensaries.

“We’re able to create that consistent experience for patients and turn this fragmented marketplace into a consistent use experience for patients,” he said.

Eaze / Via eazeup.com

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