The purpose of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.



Medical Marijuana and the Role of the Physician

Elizabeth Gardner, Anesthesiology News, July 12, 2017

Chicago—If an oncology practice hasn’t already started fielding inquiries from patients about medical marijuana, it’s probably only a matter of time, now that last November’s election has pushed the tally of medical marijuana states above 50%.

As availability grows, it’s important to understand the nuances of medical marijuana—what it will and won’t do, what forms are most effective for which uses, and how to determine whether it’s the best option for a given patient, said Judith Paice, PhD, RN, the director of the cancer pain program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. Dr. Paice reviewed the current state of medical marijuana research at the 17th Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Marijuana

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS, June 7, 2017

On Friday and Saturday nights, according to roadside surveys conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one out of five drivers has a drug other than alcohol in their system.

The agency says the drug that showed the greatest increase between 2007 and 2014 was marijuana.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says after alcohol, marijuana is the drug most commonly involved in crashes.

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Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS, June 5, 2017

Every day when this San Diego woman gets home from work, she likes to sit on her couch, and light up a joint.

“It’s almost become a habit. Like, I don’t even really think about it," she said. "It’s just something that’s part of my daily routine. I mean, I still feel it. It definitely makes me feel more relaxed.”

She gets stoned at work, too. She asked us not to use her name because she does not want her boss to know about her marijuana use.

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Igor Grant, MD

UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Medicinal Cannabis
(July 2017)

Igor Grant, MD

American Psychological Association Plenary Address: Marijuana as Medicine: Can we see past the smoke?
Denver, CO (August 2016)

Barth Wilsey, MD

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit;
Bethesda, MD (March 2016)


Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

McGill University Health Centre - Research Institute
(February 2015)

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