Doctors warn against medical marijuana for kids

The group representing Canada’s pediatricians is warning parents against using medical marijuana to treat their children’s health conditions, saying there is not enough evidence that the drug is either safe or effective.

The Canadian Paediatric Society said in a statement Monday that while cannabis is increasingly being used to treat certain kids’ illnesses, “evidence is lacking about the overall effect on children.”

Some parents have been turning to cannabis oil and other forms of marijuana to treat conditions that have…

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