Cannabis Committee is the Smart Source for the medical cannabis community, providing patients with safe, legal and current information about medical cannabis. We believe patients have the right to make informed choices about the way they manage their health. Our goal is to promote medical cannabis as a safe, effective method of treating illness and dealing with pain. When medical cannabis takes its place in the medicine cabinet next to the bottle of ibuprofen, we’ll know we’ve succeeded. Until then, we’ll keep working.
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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.
Americans for Safe Access 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.
We provide medical marijuana information and links from our extensive research of marihuana and hemp related web sites.
California NORML Patient’s Guide to Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Program
MAPS’ Medical Marijuana Research
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) will conduct high quality scientific studies intended to ascertain the general medical safety and efficacy of cannabis products and examine alternative forms of cannabis administration.
AMA Ends 72-Year Policy, Says Marijuana has Medical Benefits
Cancer Marijuana blog is dedicated to understanding cannabis and cancer aleveations and treatments
Marijuana and Pain Management
CAM is defined as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
Conventional medicine (also called ‘Western’ or ‘allopathic medicine’) is medicine practiced by MDs (medical doctors) and Dos (doctors of osteopathy), as well as allied health providers such as chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, and psychologists. There are no absolute boundaries between CAM and conventional medicine, and CAM practices are utilized by approximately 38% of Americans.
Complementary medicine refers to the use of CAM together with conventional medicine.
Alternative medicine refers to the use of CAM in place of conventional medicine.
Integrative medicine refers to a practice that combines both conventional and CAM treatments for which there is evidence of safety and effectiveness.
CAM practices include the following categories (some useful links are also provided):
For more information, you can visit NCCM’s website:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCM) http://nccam.nih.gov/
NCCM is 1 of 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCCM is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).