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Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has many possible medical uses. Positive effects are claimed for ailments such as cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma. AIDS can cause a loss of appetite known as "wasting syndrome", which can lead to drastic weight loss and weakness. Chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancer causes nausea resulting in an inability to keep down food. Marijuana's healing nature for these two illnesses is a result of its ability to increase a person's appetite as well as relieving nausea, allowing a patient to regain weight. Marijuana reportedly helps glaucoma patients by reducing intraocular pressure that can cause damage to the eye.

1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Review of Medical Marijuana Local File
1998 State Medical Marijuana Election Results Local File
1996 ACLU Medical Marijuana Public Opinion Poll Results Local File
Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine - by Ian Williams Goddard Local File
The History of Medical Use - 1972 Local File
1994 DEA Ruling on Medical MJ Local File
Interview about THC with Laurence McKinney Local File
1990 Doblin/Kleiman Survey of Oncologists Local File

Misc Medical MJ Journal References Local File
More Medical MJ References Local File

First Sativex-Related Death Reported - Dec, 2005
Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies, Congressional Research Service, Mark Eddy, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Private, Medical Cannabis Use is Interstate Commerce - June 6, 2005
See also here, and Decision Text.
9th Circuit of US Allows Doctor Recommendations - 2000 Local File
California Supreme Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Law- July 19, 2002 Local File

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI - Mar 12, 2013, GlobalNewsWire
Maryland: O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill - Mar 8, 2013
The DEA's Marijuana Mistake - Jan 25, 2013, LA Times
Court Strikes Down Marijuana Possession Law (Canada) - Jul 31, 2000 Local File
Medical Marijuana Activist Peter McWilliams Dies - Jun 14, 2000 Local File
Oakland Club to Distribute Pot on City's Behalf - LA Times, Aug 14, 1998 Local File
Waiting to inhale: hemp for health? - MSNBC, Nov, 1997 Local File
Progress on Marijuana - Orange County Register, Apr 3, 1997 Local File
Medical Marijuana Debate Moving Toward Closure - The Scientist, Mar 31, 1997
Study of Medical Uses of Marijuana Urged - LA Times, Feb 21, 1997 Local File
Marijuana's Curative Powers Stir a Dilemma - Kansas City Star , Feb 18, 1997 Local File
A Medical Opinion on Marijuana - New York Times , Jan31, 1997 Local File
Federal Foolishness and Marijuana - New England Journal of Medicine : Jan 30, 1997 Local File
The Pot Perplex - Mr. Soros's agenda and the voters' - New Yorker Magazine, Jan 6, 1997 Local File
Medicine Man - The Guardian, Aug 9, 1993 Local File
Medical Marijuana, The Last Smoke - The Economist, Mar 18, 1992 Local File

Cannabis in Medical Practice : A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview, by Mary Lynn Mathre Local File


The Science of Medical Marijuana
International Association for Cannabis as Medicine
MAPS Medical Marijuana Research Page
Medical Marijuana ProCon

MPP - Cannabis Legislation
NORML - State by State list of Marijuana Laws
NORML - Medical Uses of Marijuana
Safe Access Now

American Medical Marijuana Association
Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)
Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative
The Compassion Club
Health Canada : Medical Use of Marihuana

How to Grow Medical Marijuana

California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research finds Benefits, Closes, Jul 12 2012, SacBee
Should Hepatitis C Patients Who Smoke Marijuana Be Eligible For Liver Transplants?, Oct 22, 2008
Medical marijuana user dies for lack of liver transplant, May 2, 2008
American Psychiatric Association Assembly Unanimously Backs Medical Cannabis, Nov 2007
Cannabis Spray for MS Nerve Pain OK'd in Canada, Apr, 2005
Spain's Health Ministry to Allow Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis, Feb 6, 2005 (Espanol)
Mark Kleiman's Commentary on Sativex Approval in Canada, Apr 2005
AARP Poll Shows Most Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana, NYTimes Dec 2004
Demagoguery and the Advocacy of Medical Marijuana Reform, DrugSense Weekly, Aug 2004
Federal Court Finds Private Medical Use Cannot Be Controlled by DEA, Dec, 2003
Doctors Tread a Thin Line on Marijuana Advice, NYTimes Oct, 2003

UK Trial Results On Value Of Cannabis For Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Nov 7, 2003 ScienceDaily
Study finds Cannabis doesn't reduce spacticity, but does improve quality of life, Nov 7, 2003
Cannabis spray for MS patients refused license, June, 2005
UK Regulatory Update Medicines Commission Confirms Further Clinical Efficacy Data Required, June, 2005

Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74, by R Cushing May, 2000

Cannabis May Soothe Inflamed Bowels, Aug, 2005

Supreme Court Says No Federal Medical Defense for Cannabis Clubs May 14, 2001
Editorial on Supreme Court Decision, by Chemotherapy Patient May 15, 2001
Media Awareness Project - Medical Mj Pages
Marijuana and Medicine; Assessing the Scientific Basis - Institute of Medicine, 1999

Summary of State Medical Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana
Federal Court Finds Private Medical Use Cannot Be Controlled by DEA
The Netherlands Licenses Medical Cannabis Growers
Canada Health Ministry Provides Cannabis and Seeds to Patients, July, 2003
California Attorney General says Hashish can be Medical Marijuana, Oct 23, 2003

Ajulemic Acid (IP-751): Synthesis, Proof of Principle, Toxicity Studies, and Clinical Trials, AAPS Journal, 2005

Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs (Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005),
Treating Yourself: Alternative Medicine Journal
Cannabis Health Canadian Medical Cannabis Publication