Important Cannabis-Related Studies

There’s a plethora of further information to be found, but below is a list of some excellent studies and articles regarding the benefits of cannabis. Great information to share with your friends, family, colleagues, etc.!

  • Multiple Sclerosis and Extract of Cannabis: results of the MUSEC trial – July, 2012: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22791906

    Cannabis extracts were found to significant reduce muscle stiffness and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

  • Medical Marijuana: Clearing Away the Smoke – July, 2012: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358713/

    A study published in The Open Neurology Journal, concluded that: “Based on evidence currently available the Schedule I classification is not tenable; it is not accurate that cannabis has no medical value, or that information on safety is lacking.”

  • American College of Physicians Official Position Paper on Medical Marijuana – 2008: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/where_we_stand/other_issues/medmarijuana.pdf

    The American College of Physicians in 2008 wrote an official position paper on medical marijuana, claiming that there is solid research to indicate that marijuana is effective medicine, and urging that we do further research.

  • Marijuana compound could help fight breast cancer – November, 2007: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Fhealth&id=5771385

    Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program) have shown promising studies suggesting one of the main compounds in cannabis may help fight breast cancer.

  • Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection – May, 2006: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

    The University of California, conducting the largest study of its kind, concluded there is no link between even heavy cannabis use and lung cancer, and found cannabis consumers may actually be less prone to it than non-smokers, a conclusion the head of the study found surprising.

  • Time to Legalize Marijuana? – 500+ Economists Endorse Marijuana Legalization – 2005: http://economics.about.com/od/incometaxestaxcuts/a/legalize_pot.htm

    Milton Friedman, in addition to over 500 other economists, sent an open letter in 2005 to the President, Congress, Governors, and State Legislatures pointing out the benefits of legalizing cannabis.

  • - Marijuana Use and Mortality – April, 1997: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.87.4.585

    In a 1997 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and published in the American Journal of Public Health, it was found that no degree of marijuana use had any effect on mortality, continuing with the known fact that cannabis is a non-lethal substance.

Time to Legalize Marijuana? – 500+ Economists Endorse Marijuana Legalization