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Doctor’s nod


Doctor’s nod

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A VETERAN PSYCHIATRIST has given the nod to the use of medical marijuana.

Dr Ermine Belle, a senior consultant psychiatrist, who once worked at the Psychiatric Hospital, said while she was not advocating the indiscriminate use of the drug, it was time for the country to be realistic and embrace new advances in medical treatment.

Addressing a panel discussion Thursday night, she said while she could not ignore the negative effects of marijuana, its use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and various disorders had been well documented.

“We’ve been in the front line of treating the negative effects and the outcomes of marijuana usage. We can’t disregard, however, and close our minds to the fact that medical science and research has shown that there are definite benefits to marijuana usage in many chronic physical conditions,” she said.

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