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Medical marijuana gets the green light for treatment of illnesses

In the late 1980s I spent most of my time on Ward C4 of the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Randwick, Sydney. I was writing my doctorate on the psychological impact of a diagnosis and treatment of cancer on adolescents. Occasionally, some of the teenagers on the oncology ward used marijuana, often without the knowledge or permission of their treating doctors, to help with their chemotherapy-induced nausea. It was clear from discussions, that while […]