By Julia Kaplan
Most people associate marijuana first and foremost with its recreational uses. Carl Hedberg, who visited BU to present his lecture, “Cannabis Rising,” set his agenda straight in the very beginning, saying that “cannabis is a medicinal herb we use recreationally, not the other way around.” As a consultant to users of medical marijuana, Hedberg drew on his own experiences during the lecture to validate his points about the medicinal properties of marijuana. He stressed the ability of the non-toxic, natural herb to help cancer patients and others with chronic illness deal with their symptoms without the dangerous side effects of standard pharmaceutical drugs.
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