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As of September 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia in the USA legalised the medicinal use of marijuana, underscoring the need for physicians to understand the science underlying medical marijuana as well as the practical issues associated with it. For years policymakers, scientists and physicians alike have debated the potential risks associated with marijuana use.1 Now marijuana's utility as a treatment for certain medical indications has taken focus. Patients are turning to physicians to answer marijuana-related questions and to learn about its potential risks and benefits.2 This review examines the potential benefits along with associated adverse events (AEs) of cannabinoids, in different forms, for various …
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