Medpot Minstrel: Hydroponics Medical Marijuana

Sunday, November 30, 2008

One of the most important medpot developments of the year, aside from the election of Barack Obama, was the position paper issued by the American College of Physicians. Copied off a New Zealand medpot website, here is the gist of this milestone:

American College of Physicians Speaks Out for Medical Marijuana In January 2008, the American College of Physicians (ACP) — the largest medical specialty organization and the second largest physician group in the United States, representing over 124,000 members — released a landmark position paper calling for legal protection for medical marijuana patients, reconsideration of marijuana’s federal classification as a Schedule I drug (banned for medical use), and expanded research.
clipped from medpot.co.nz

Entitled “Supporting Research into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana,” the paper cites extensive evidence for the clinical safety and efficacy marijuana and its active components, called cannabinoids. ACP is one of the world’s most prestigious medical societies and publishes Annals of Internal Medicine, the most widely cited medical specialty journal in the world. ACP joins the Institute of Medicine, American Public Health Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Nurses Association, American Academy of HIV Medicine, and dozens of other medical and health organizations that support medical marijuana access. Key excerpts from the report are below.

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