Housecall for Health

Smoking medical marijuana might be doing more harm than good, but a new study finds there's a safer way to use it that's even more effective.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

Housecall for Health - Pot Pill

New research finds a marijuana pill is more effective in pain relief than smoking it.  Participants in a Columbia University study either smoked marijuana or took a pill containing the drug's active ingredient.  Those who took the pill were able to tolerate their hands in ice water longer and continued to have pain-reducing effects for twice as long as those who smoked.

Experts say the pill has less potential for abuse and avoids the health risks that come with smoking.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.