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    Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform
     
  • Americans for Safe Access(ASA) 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.
  • International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM), founded March, 2000... scientific society advocating improvement of legal situation for use of hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, cannabinoids, therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information.
  • Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, information about medical use, clinical studies and reform efforts.
  • American Civil Liberties Union "The ACLU has opposed the outright criminalization of drugs since 1968, believing that the best way to deal with drugs is regulation, not incarceration".
  • California NORML
  • The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics defines cognitive liberty as "the right of each individual to think independently and autonomously, to use the full spectrum of his or her mind, and to engage in multiple modes of thought".  This page explains their thoughts about medical cannabis.
  • Coalition for Medical Marijuana approaches patients' medical rights through political & judicial activism
  • The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis filed a comprehensive rescheduling petition (including a descriptive bibliography) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on October 9, 2002.  
  • Drug PolicyAlliance concentrate their collections of full-text materials on drugs and drug policy... recent & pertinent news headlines... tools and suggestions for helping act for change... discussion forums to develop policy, and share insights & ideas with others...
  • Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet) features "Medical Marijuana" prominently in its online library of information about drugs and drug policy.
  • "Drug Sense Means Education & Action".
  • Floridians Advocating Medical Marijuana Education local Florida group that meets and does local activities.
  • Green Cross serves, lawfully in the State of Washington (RCW 69.51A.010), patients from Seattle into the Greater Puget Sound Area & beyond.
  • Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, fresh-washed by a hard steel rain... doesn't call it quits, rather calls its friends.
  • Marijuana Dot Org (was Californians for Compassionate Use) "Medical marijuana resources from the patients who wrote Proposition 215".
  • Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is a Washington, D.C.-based group that focuses exclusively on federal cannabis-law reform.
  • "The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies(MAPS) is a membership-based non-profit research and educational organization with about 1800 members. We assist scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the healing and spiritual potentials of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana.
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Since its founding in 1970, NORML has been the principal national advocate for cannabis-law reform, including articulate support for medical-cannabis.
  • November Coalition: "The drug war does not reduce drug use...  to wage a 'war' on drugs stimulates a violent, underground economy, an economy which would collapse if drug prohibition ended.  Our country, and our world should be safer, not simply less free."
  • Oaksterdam University, a groundbreaking trade school offering quality training for the cannabis industry.
  • Portland NORML has affiliated with National NORML as Oregon NORML. They're building their site, and migrating resources from their "old site"
  • Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998.
    "As a result, this Initiative is now State Law... a measure of protection for patients within the State of Washington. Because of the complexity of this issue, and... that... Medical Marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, we advise both patients and doctors to... the specific protections and limitations of this new law.... we have prepared an informational brochure outlining the new law. To read it online, go here."
  • Information and News

  • ajnag.com is a marijuana activism and resource platform built by the people to help connect, educate, and empower individuals on the cultural, economic, and medicinal benefits of: legalization, decriminalization, production, regulation, distribution, and taxation of Cannabis.
  • California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 documents major aspects and continuing implications of Proposition 215. 
  • CannabisNews.com  tracks news articles about cannabis.
  • Levellers' Cannabis Section with news & information from compassionate equalitarians.
  • Marijuana Info, presents "the conflicting views and opinions of different sides of a medical marijuana debate... Should smoked marijuana be a medical option now?... in a non-partisan Pro/Con format".
  • Marijuana News, features news about medical cannabis developments, frequently updated by Richard Cowan, former director of NORML.
  • Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine. "Welcome! Your virtual hosts are: Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and James Bakalar, J.D., Lecturer in Law in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School."
  • Marinol Dot Com developed by Roxane, now owned by Unimed, Inc, of Solvay Pharmeceuticals, Inc.
  • Medline. Scan medical research freely, courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Remember, though:
    1) Medline does not generally include research more than 20 years old, but the U.S. government has not allowed any research with real cannabis since the 1970s;
    2) Marinol, or synthetic THC, used in many experiments, is not cannabis;
    3) Correlation is not causation;
    4) Not a single piece of research purporting to find significant harm from smoking cannabis has ever been both A) published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal; and B) replicated by other scientists using the same methodology.
  • Medical Board of California   Link to Medical Board policy on Medical Cannabis.
  • MedScape, another free internet medical site provides thousands of articles that are Web-enhanced for online browsing.
  • Carl Olsen offers excellent web pages with resources on Marijuana as Medicine, including the 1988 ruling by the DEA's top administrative law judge, Francis L. Young, directing the DEA to transfer cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2.
  • Research Findings on Medicinal Properties of Marijuana, January 1997, reviews about 75 scientific studies on cannabis and health, compiled by Kevin B. Zeese, president of Common Sense for Drug Policy.
  • Ron Shaw: "I smoke Marijuana for medical reasons."
  • Sensi Seeds All kind of information on Cannabis products, related subjects, all cannabis strains, hybrids and seeds.
  • Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy.
  • A slide show narrates Allen Eugene Bennett's reprieve from death by cancer by a marvelous natural medicine.   More slides provide political context.
  • WeedMaps.com is a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors and delivery services!
  • Weedtracker.com  You must be 18 years of age or older to vist, view, join, read, post, or contribute to WeedTRACKER.com. You must also be a California Medical Marijuana Patient, as defined by Prop. 215 and CA SB420.
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