Written Materials - General

  • O’Shaughnessy’s, The Journal of Cannabis in Clinical Practice, email:; write to p.o. box 490, Alameda CA 94501.
  • Smoke Signals, The Book: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific, Martin Lee, Director of Project CBD, Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Selected Sample of Research Materials

  • Bachhuber MA, et al. Medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality in the United States. 1999-2010. JAMA Int’l Med.  2014:174(10):1668-73.
  • Carroll, C.B. et al. (2004). Cannabis for dyskinesia in Parkinson disease: a randomized double-blind crossover study. Neurology, 63(7), 1245-1250.
  • Eubanks, Lisa M., et al. “A molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease pathology.”  Mol. Pharm 3.6 (2006): 773-777.
  • Guzmán M.  Cannabinoids: Potential anticancer agents. Nat Rev Cancer. 2003; 3:745-755.
  • Hurd, Yasmin L.  “Cannabidiol: Swinging the marijuana pendulum from ‘weed’ to medication to treat the opioid epidemic.” Trends in Neurosciences 40.3 (2017): 124-127.
  • Lynch, M.E. and Mark A. Ware.  “Cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain; an updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials.” Journal of neuroimmune pharmacology 10.2 (2015): 293-301.
  • Naftali, Timna, et al. “Cannabis induces a clinical response in patients with Crohn’s disease: a prospective placebo-controlled study.” Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 11.10 (2013):  1276-1280.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse: is marijuana a gateway drug?\
  • “An alternative to the gateway-drug hypothesis is that people who are more vulnerable to drug-taking are simply more likely to start with readily available substances such as marijuana, tobacco, or alcohol, and their subsequent social interactions with others who use drugs increases their chances of trying other drugs.”  Update April 2017.
  • Porter, B.E. & Jacobson, C. (2013). Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy.  Epilepsy Behav. 29, 574-7.
  • Reiman, Amanda.  “Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs.”  Harm Reduction Journal  6.1 (2009):35.
  • Russo EB. History of cannabis and its preparations in saga, science and sobriquet. Chemistry & Biodiversity. 2007:4(8):2624-48.
  • Wall, Melanie M., et al. “Prevalence of marijuana use does not differentially increase among youth after states pass medical marijuana laws: commentary on and reanalysis of US National Survey on Drug Use in Households data 2002-2011.”  International Journal of Drug Policy 29 (2016): 9-13.

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