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Medical Marijuana and Arthritis
Medical marijuana is gaining support. Is medical marijuana recommended for arthritis pain?

Supreme Court Decides Against Medicinal Marijuana
06/07/2005, In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that people whose doctors have prescribed marijuana for medical purposes can be arrested and prosecuted, overriding medicinal marijuana statutes in 10 states.

Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain
Politics is seemingly everywhere, including in the management of chronic pain. Although legal in 10 states, medical marijuana has now been relegated to the control of the federal government. This was determined in a 6-3 vote by the Supreme Court this week. The judges in the ruling emphasize that the decision was not over whether marijuana is an effective pain reliever.

Drug Czar: Medical Marijuana No Longer a Political Issue
Medical marijuana is no longer a "political issue," since the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the drug, according to President Bush’s “Drug Czar" John Walters. In a White House press release, Drug Czar Walters urged Americans who depended on doctor-prescribed marijuana to look instead to "proven medicine by legitimate doctors," for relief of pain caused by chronic illness.

DEA Head Examines Harmful Misconceptions About Marijuana
Karen Tandy, the administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, examines the harm done to the youth of America by myths surrounding marijuana use in an article for the March 2005 issues of Police Chief Magazine.

Basic Facts About Marijuana
Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana.

The Health Effects of Marijuana
Although legalization activists and many marijuana users believe smoking pot has no negative effects, scientific research indicates that marijuana use can cause many health problems. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. When smoked, it begins to effect users almost immediately.

Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base
This IOM report summarizes and analyzes what is known about the medical use of marijuana; it emphasizes evidence-based medicine as opposed to belief-based medicine, from Institute of Medicine.

10 Main Pros and Cons on Medical Marijuana
10 issues which are components of the question "Should marijuana be a medical option?", from Medical Marijuana ProCon.org

Medical Marijuana Research / Medical Marijuana News
Medical marijuana news and additional medical marijuana research resources, from MAPS.

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