Medical Research Journals & Articles

Friday, October 23, 2009
Supporting Research into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana

Marijuana has been smoked for its medicinal properties for centuries. Preclinical, clinical, and anecdotal reports suggest numerous potential medical uses for marijuana. Although the indications for some conditions have been well documented, less information is available about other potential medical uses.

Sunday, September 13, 2009
CB1 and CB2 structures.
NMR solution structure of a peptide mimetic of the fourth cytoplasmic loop of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor based on the PDB 2b0y coordinates.
Symbol CNR1
Alt. Symbols CNR
Entrez 1268
HUGO 2159
OMIM 114610
RefSeq NM_033181
UniProt P21554
Other data
Locus Chr. 6 q14-q15
Symbol CNR2
Entrez 1269
HUGO 2160
OMIM 605051
RefSeq NM_001841
UniProt P34972
Other data
Locus Chr. 1 p

The cannabinoid receptors are a class of receptors under the G-protein coupled receptor superfamily. Their ligands are known as cannabinoids or endocannabinoids depending on whether they come from external or internal (endogenous) sources, respectively.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


By Fred Gardner, O'Shaughnessy's . Posted August 28, 2009.

New research shows here seems to be something in pot that actually undermines cancer, instead of causing it. -- and the media are doing their best to ignore it.

Editor's Note: There is a groundswell of attention in the news to marijuana's role in causing and preventing various types of cancers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Updated: 2009-08-25 13:33:44 -0400 (Reuters Health)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marijuana use for 10 to 20 years is associated with a 62% reduced risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the results of a population-based case-control study suggest.

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Cannabis Revolution ExaminerDev Meyers

August 21, 11:29 PM

Post - Influenza Psychosis in Past Pandemics

Saturday, August 1, 2009
By: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
July 30th, 2009

For some 35 years the United States federal government has been well aware that cannabis possesses potent anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. And for the past three years, government-funded researchers have speculated that these qualities may offer “protective” effects against the onset of various types of cancer in humans, including lung cancer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 17th, 2009

By:Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director


For 35 years scientists have known that naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant possess potent and selective anti-cancer properties, a fact that I have documented extensively in previous writings here, here, and here.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

D. I. Abrams, MD, C. A. Jay, MD, S. B. Shade, MPH, H. Vizoso, RN, H. Reda, BA, S. Press, BS, M. E. Kelly, MPH, M. C. Rowbotham, MD and K. L. Petersen, MD

From the Community Consortium, Positive Health Program (D.I.A., S.B.S., H.V., M.E.K.), Hematology-Oncology (D.I.A., M.E.K.), and Neurology (C.A.J.), Divisions at San Francisco General Hospital; and Departments of Medicine (D.I.A., S.B.S., H.V., M.E.K.) and Neurology (C.A.J., H.R., S.P., M.C.R., K.L.P.), and the UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center (H.R., S.P., M.C.R., K.L.P.), University of California San Francisco.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Donald I. Abrams, San Francisco General Hospital, Ward 84, 995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110; e-mail:

<!-- ABS --> Objective: To determine the effect of smoked cannabis on the neuropathic pain of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy and an experimental pain model.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

J. Craig Canada

July 1, 12:39 AM





My post traumatic stress is horrible. I've had a horrible life.  The saving factor was that I found pot.  It saved me, saved my  life.  My nightmares were gone...

I spent the afternoon making a chart that lists the states that have passed medical marijuana exemptions and the conditions they allow.  I did this after reading Suffering veterans are caught between science and lack of political courage published 19 Jun 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Americans for Safe Access

June 23'rd, 2009

Posted by Caren Woodson

Since beginning my tenure with ASA, the question I am most frequently asked is, “So, what does the research really say about the benefits of smoking marijuana?”

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