Medical marijuana and CBD are taking off: can it help you?

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As Dr. Lynn Bornfriend puts it, she was “absolutely no fun” in the 1970s and 1980s, when many of her peers were dabbling in recreational marijuana.

“I didn’t touch marijuana,” said Bornfriend, a psychiatrist at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. “I didn’t want to talk to people who did.”

Bornfriend held that attitude until her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. At the time, she pushed back against her sister’s inclinations to use medical marijuana as a remedy, disavowing it as a licensed medical professional.

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Yet, her sister convinced their mother to try an edible.

“I burst into the

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