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www.medmjscience.org
this is a great site, if this is the topic GO HERE! here's a few details
http://www.medmjscience.org/


About the U.S. Government-Funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study
This long-awaited study was commissioned by the White House and Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey. In short, the report verifies that marijuana does have medical benefit, and argues that it should be made available to patients who could benefit from its use now. This link will take you to their website, where you can read a full copy of the report.
http://www.marijuana.org/yahoonews5-20-04.htm

published: Thursday, May 20, 2004
By DAVID GRAM, Associated Press Writer
Vt.'s Medical-Marijuana Bill to Be Law

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont will become the ninth state to let very sick patients use marijuana to alleviate pain, nausea and other symptoms without fear of state prosecution.
http://www.marijuana.org/yahoonews5-20-04.htm

May 20, 2004
accessed Dec. 7
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state already have laws allowing marijuana for medical needs. Arizona passed an initiative to allow marijuana by prescription, a largely symbolic law because federal law prohibits doctors from writing such prescriptions.
www.google.com
accessed Dec. 7
By merely typing "medical marijuana" into google, numerous corporations, alliances, and association websites popped up. There is actually a Science of Medical Marijuana! This is a very serious, yet controversial subject.
www.medmjscience.org
Scientific Studies

21 States Have Authorized Medical Marijuana Studies, But Only Six Implemented Programs
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as interest grew in the medicinal value of marijuana, 20 state legislatures responded to the demands of patients and scientists for solid research on the drug. (Massachusetts began such an effort in 1991.) In order for officially sanctioned research programs to begin, legislation was needed to carve out exemptions under state marijuana laws for study participants, and processes and regulations were needed to guide implemenation.
www.medmjscience.org
Scientific Studies
Authorized AND implemented:
California (1979)
Georgia (1980)
Michigan (1979, 1982)
New Mexico (1978)
New York (1980)
Tennessee (1981)
www.medmjscience.org
Scientific Studies
Nebraska neither authorized nor implemented medical marijuana scientific studies or programs.
www.medmjscience.org
Scientific Studies: New and Ongoing Studies

* National Institutes of Health (NIH)
On February 19-20, 1997, the National Institutes of Health held a workshop on "The Medical Utility of Marijuana," a forum for scientists and policy-makers. Discussions focused on the results of previous studies of medical marijuana, and the ways in which NIH could help design and facilitate new research to answer key questions in this area.
www.medmjscience.org
Scientific Studies: New and Ongoing Studies

* National Institutes of Health (NIH)
On August 8, 1997, NIH released a 45-page report with its expert panel's conclusions. The report urged "more and better studies" of marijuana's medical value, and suggested streamlining the process by which researchers may obtain marijuana from the federal government for such studies. Since then, NIH has evaluated and funded one medical marijuana study - one which had been presented for the first time five years before.
http://www.medmjscience.org/Pages/science/zeesestates.html
State Health Department Studies:
In addition to the published research there have been a series of six studies conducted by state health departments under research protocols approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The focus of these studies, conducted by six state health agencies was the use of marijuana as an anti-emetic for cancer patients.
http://www.medmjscience.org/Pages/science/zeesestates.html
The studies discussed above, conducted in California, Georgia, New Mexico, New York, Michigan and Tennessee, compared marijuana to antiemetics available by prescription, including the synthetic THC pill, Marinol. Marijuana was found to be an effective and safe antiemetic in each of the studies and more effective than other drugs for many patients.