Argument: Marinol is an inadequate alternative to marijuana for some treatments

Issue Report: Medical marijuana dispensaries


Gregory T. Carter, M.D., Co-director, MDA/ALS Center, University of Washington Medical Center Muscular Dystrophy Association website article. October, 2003. – “There are really no other medications that have the same mechanisms of action as marijuana. Dronabinol (Marinol) is available by prescription in capsules, but has the distinct disadvantage of containing only synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is only one of many therapeutically beneficial cannabinoids in the natural plant.”