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Welcome to the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research


Welcome to the University of California's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). The purpose of the Center is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions. The funding of the CMCR is the result of SB 847 (Vasconcellos), passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gray Davis. The legislation calls for a three year program overseeing objective, high quality medical research that will "enhance understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of marijuana as a pharmacological agent," stressing that the project "should not be construed as encouraging or sanctioning the social or recreational use of marijuana" (SB 847).

 

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Igor Grant, MD, participated in a symposium on medicinal cannabis at the 2015 meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science in San Jose California on 2/14/15.

Click here for audio from the interview.


 

Everything you wanted to know about medical marijuana, but were too afraid to ask

Science Magazine, February 15, 2015

Humans have been using cannabis for more than 5000 years. So why don’t scientists know more about it? Three experts gathered here at the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes Science) to discuss what scientists and doctors know about the drug and what they still need to learn. “By the end of this session, you’ll know more about cannabis than your physician does,” said Mark Ware, a family physician at the McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Canada, who organized the talk.

Click here read the full article.


 

American Academy of Pediatrics, Policy Statement

Updated policy statement includes option for “compassionate use” of marijuana for children with debilitating or life-limiting diseases

In an updated policy statement and technical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its opposition to legalizing marijuana, citing the potential harms to children and adolescents.

The AAP policy statement, “The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update” and an accompanying technical report will be published in the March 2015 Pediatrics (published online Jan. 26). In the policy, the Academy reaffirms its position against the legalization of marijuana, states its opposition to “medical marijuana” outside the FDA regulatory process, and presents recommendations to protect children in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.

The Academy also recommends that marijuana be decriminalized, so that penalties for marijuana-related offenses are reduced to lesser criminal charges or civil penalties. Efforts to decriminalize marijuana should take place in conjunction with efforts to prevent marijuana use and promote early treatment of adolescents with marijuana use problems.

Read the full press release here.


 

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