Pot May Have a Place for Very Ill Kids, Says AAP Pediatric Group

January 26, 2015 8:26 PM

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Pot May Have a Place for Very Ill Kids, Says AAP Pediatric Group

In an update to its 2004 policy statement on marijuana legalization, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says that in some cases, children with certain debilitating illnesses should be allowed derivatives of marijuana to ease their suffering.

The group of pediatricians announced the change in position today in a statement reaffirming its opposition to the legalization of marijuana. It now includes several exceptions for “compassionate use” in children dealing with debilitating or life-limiting conditions. Compounds found in pot, known as...

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