Medical Marijuana

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How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

It is becoming easier to get marijuana, legally. In the last 20 years or so, 23 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed laws that make it legal to use marijuana for medical treatments. So have some countries, like Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel and Spain.

Advocates believe that this has allowed many with intractable medical problems to receive a safe and effective therapy. Opponents argue that these benefits are overblown, and that advocates ignore the harms of marijuana. Mostly, opponents say that the real objective of medical marijuana is to make it easier for people to obtain it for recreational purposes.

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 How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

The vast majority of patients who seek a doctor’s authorization for pot do not have cancer, glaucoma or other serious illnesses. In Oregon, “severe pain” is reported as a condition requiring treatment in 93 percent of patients, while fewer than 6 percent had cancer. Most people are getting prescriptions for conditions where cannabis is not clearly effective, and for symptoms that are very subjective and potentially faked.

Cannabis MD

Cannabis, a fast-growing market today. They call it GREENRUSH! We at Cannabis MD are happy to share articles about medical marijuana - from the latest news, press releases and media coverage.

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Patients Out of Time

Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization; we therefore have a universal constituency. We support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis.

Welcome to a place to learn about patients' experiences with medical marijuana. Please share your own medical marijuana story with us.

Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics

The Alliance was the first non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the laws which prohibit medical access to marijuana.

American Marijuana Medical Association

We are a group of volunteers working together to implement, preserve and protect the rights of medicinal cannabis patients through political activism.

Americans For Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

Brtitish Columbia Compassion Club

The BC Compassion Club is a collectively-run non-profit natural health centre providing safe, high-quality medicinal cannabis and the services of a full wellness centre.


Founded on an activist impulse, GREEN AID seeks to be bold and daring in its efforts "to legislate on behalf of the will of the people." With its focus on the legal and judicial realm, Green Aid will serve as an important vehicle for new points of public dialogue regarding marijuana, not to mention new platforms forms of civic engagement.

International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines

The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information.

Marijuana Policy Project

MPP and MPP Foundation envision a country with public policies that (1) allow for the responsible medical and non-medical use of marijuana, and (2) minimize the harms associated with marijuana consumption and the laws that manage its use.

An unbiased discussion on all aspects of Medical Marijuana.

Wo/Man's Alliance for Medical Marijuana

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) is a collective of patients and caregivers providing hope, building community and offering phytotherapies on a donation basis. We offer a safe, organic supply of phytotherapies to patients with a doctor's recommendation for the treatment of terminal and chronic illness. Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz, California.

Drug Policy Alliance

DPA is working hard state by state to educate lawmakers about marijuana and to make cannabis available for medicinal purposes for seriously ill people.

Drug War Facts

According to the Marijuana Policy Project: "Since 1996, 16 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that effectively allow patients to use and access medical marijuana despite federal law.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Supporting psychedelic & medical marijuana research since 1986.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.

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