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New Reports and Research
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017)
In one of the most comprehensive studies of recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of relevant scientific research published since 1999. This report summarizes the current state of evidence regarding what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including effects related to therapeutic uses of cannabis and potential health risks related to certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries. Areas in need of additional research and current barriers to conducting cannabis research are also covered in this comprehensive report.
Current Articles in PubMed
Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research
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.
Drug Facts: Marijuana
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
New York Times: Current Articles on Marijuana and Medical Marijuana
In reference to the drug - marijuana, cannabinoids, and cannabis.
In reference to the plant - Cannabis
- Cannabis Sativa
- Cannnabis Indica
- THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)
- CBD (Cannabidiol)
Time.com: "420 Day: Why Are There So Many Slang Terms for Weed?"