Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA), stated the following in a medical panel discussion about IBD (accessed Mar. 1, 2013) available at

“At the moment, I don’t advocate smoking marijuana. That’s just not something I advocate. I do understand that all of these issues that may be improved by smoking marijuana may be something we can address by better treatments, understanding why you’re having these symptoms, and addressing more of that than, per say, saying at the moment there is clear evidence to support that cannabis – at some level – actually has an anti-inflammatory property.”

Mar. 1, 2013