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cannabis web resourcesMedical
This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate
of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at the San
Francisco Buyers Club. Its patchy, and uncomplete, and acts only as a framework
for Dr Todd to store snippets of info on various aspects of medical cannabis.
as Medicine - A Plea for Reconsideration, is a commentary article written
by Lester Grinspoon and James Bakalar, which appeared in the June 21st 1995 edition
of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Medicinal Use of Marijuana is a special topic article, written by nurse Mary
Mathre, that appeared in the June '93 issue of Perspectives on Addictions Nursing.
Young's ruling (Docket 86-22)
The US Drug Enforcement Agency held hearings
in 1987 to determine whether cannabis should be allowed as medicine. After 1000's
of hours of legal deliberations, the judge in charge accepted that cannabis is
"capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people" and that
it would be safe to use cannabis as a medicine under medical supervision. He recommended
that the DEA should allow cannabis as a medicine, but its Administrator refused.
The full text of Judge Youngs ruling is online ... the testimony of doctors, nurses
and patients makes astonishing reading.
Ian Goddard is writing Medical
Reality Versus Authoritarian Brutality which exposes the lies of US federal
bureaucrats who claim that cannabis is harmful with no recognised medical use.
The full text will be availiable soon.
medicinal marijuana vault contains a lot of information, albiet with a US
bias. It contains some history of medical usage, and several articles from the
Science of Medical
Marijuana is sponsored by Americans for Medical Rights, and carries several
interesting and important reports and studies.
for Cannabis Therapeutics was the first non-profit organisation dedicated
to reforming the laws which prohibit medical access to marijuana.
for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) is 'a scientific society advocating the improvement
of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant and its pharmacologically
most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications
through promotion of research and dissemination of information.' They are a membership
based organisation, but their website has a lot of information, and you can sign
up for a free bi-weekly bulletin to keep up to date with the latest medical research