Cannabis Research

Cannabis is much safer, more effective and less costly than many alternatives currently in use. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s own top administrative law judge, Francis L. Young, dismissed the drug warriors’ untrue propaganda when he ruled in 1988 that, “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”

AIDS / HIV

Cannabinoid Administration Halts Disease Progression, Decreases Mortality In Primate Version of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (news – 2011)

Science: Cannabis influences blood levels of appetite hormones in people with HIV (news – 2011)

Marijuana-Like Chemicals Inhibit Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Late-State AIDS (news – 2012)

Cannabinoid drugs can directly inhibit HIV in late-stage AIDS (news – 2012)

Cannabinoid receptors give cells the tools they need to defend against HIV infection (news – 2012)

California pot research backs therapeutic claims (news – 2012)

Cannabis-based medications prove effective in relieving pain (news – 2012)

Medicinal Cannabis and Painful Sensory Neuropathy (editorial – 2013)

Study: cannabis compound might have use as an HIV drug (news – 2013)

Report on Medical Cannabis Research History- What the Science Says (article – 2014)

Marijuana may slow spread of HIV (news – 2014)

Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana: 3 Major Ways Cannabis Helps Sick People Live Normal Lives (news – 2014)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

Temple researchers to explore ability of compounds to protect brain against HIV
infection (news – 2016)

Insys Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Syndros (news – 2016)

ALS

ALS and Medical Marijuana

Marijuana May Extend Life Expectancy Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Patients, Study Says

Patient pitches medical marijuana at Fla. Capitol

Cannabis Science: Finding The Optimal Therapeutic Ratio Of THC And CBD

Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Symptoms with Medical Marijuana

Alzheimer’s Disease

“Natural marijuana” may treat brain disorders – BBC News

Newly discovered mechanism controls levels and efficacy of a marijuana-like substance in the brain (news – 2010)

New metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation (news – 2011)

Bodyguard for the Brain: Researchers Identify Mechanism That Seems to Protect Brain from Aging (news – 2011)

Scripps Research Scientists Discover Inflammation Is Controlled Differently in Brain and Other Tissues (news – 2011)

Can Marijuana Prevent Alzheimer’s? (news – 2012)

Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer’s (news – 2012)

How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging (news – 2012)

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) (news – 2012)

Cannabinoid Receptor Stimulator Reverses Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in Animal Model (news – 2012)
Researchers investigating potential drug for treatement of Alzheimer’s disease (news – 2012)

Research identifies new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (news – 2012)

LSUHSC research identifies new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (news – 2012)
Preventing marijuana-induced memory problems with over-the-counter painkillers (news – 2013)

Medical marijuana helps senior sleep, contend with other problems of aging (news – 2013)

Terpenes May Improve Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana (news – 2013)

Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong? Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana (news – 2013)

Marijuana may improve stamina, rejuvenate brain —study (news – 2013)

New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove
Damaged Brain Cells (news – 2013)

Cannabis may help reverse dementia: study (news – 2013)

New Study Finds Marijuana Could Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease (news – 2013)

Marijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia: here’s how (news – 2013)
Marijuana’s Memory Paradox (news – 2013)

Marijuana for Alzheimer’s Disease (news – 2014)

Blocking brain’s ‘internal marijuana’ may trigger early Alzheimer’s deficits, study shows (news – 2014)

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (news – 2014)

Marijuana fights Alzheimer’s disease, new study indicates (news – 2014)

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer’s disease – study (news – 2014)

Alzheimer’s Caused By Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows (news – 2014)

Cannabis May Protect The Aging Brain, Say Experts (news – 2014)

Marijuana Compound May Offer Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (news – 2014)

4 Mind Blowing Ways Cannabis Can Help Your Brain (news – 2014)

How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells (news – 2015)

What ailments does medical marijuana help? (news – 2015)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

The Science Behind Sanjay Gupta’s WEED 3 (news – 2015)

Study: Marijuana Extract Oil Mitigates Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s-Induced Dementia (news – 2016)

A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research? (news – 2016)

Marijuana May Boost Brain Performance (news – 2016)

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells (news – 2016)

Publix Billionaire Donates $800,000 to Fight Medical Marijuana in Florida (news – 2016)

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer’s treatment, study says (news – 2016)

Does Marijuana Hold the Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease? (news – 2016)

Marijuana may help delay Alzheimer’s symptoms (news – 2016)

Microbes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cannabis (news – 2016)

THC Stimulates Toxic Plaque Removal in the Brain, Blocks Inflammation, Finds Study (news – 2016)

Arthritis

Medical Marijuana For Rheumatoid Arthritis? (news – 2011)

Benefits From Medical Marijuana (news – 2011)

Neuromodulators for pain management in rheumatoid arthritis (abst/summary – 2012)

Reefer tokin’ seniors in South Florida see pain go up in smoke (news – 2012)

Can medical marijuana help rheumatoid arthritis? (news – 2012)

Drugs Related to Cannabis Have Pain-Relieving Potential for Osteoarthritis (news – 2014)

Cannabis May Offer Relief for Connective Tissue Disorders (news – 2014)

Study uncovers marijuana’s potential to treat autoimmune diseases (news – 2014)

Protection from osteoarthritis may lie in our own joints, study suggests (news – 2014)

Could Cannabis Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis? New Study Says It May (news – 2014)

Study: Cannabinoid Use in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Pain (news – 2015)

Dalhousie researcher investigates use of marijuana for arthritis pain (news – 2015)

What ailments does medical marijuana help? (news – 2015)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

Family seeking cannabinoid spray prescription say many more could benefit (news – 2015)
Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot (news – 2015)

‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret (news – 2015)

Asthma

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Effective Asthma Treatment (news – 2015)

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds (news – 2015)

Autism

Steamboat mom sees results from giving autistic son medical marijuana (news/ anecdotal – 2010)

Sam’s Story: Medical Marijuana and Autism (news / anecdotal – 2010)

Why I Give My 9-Year-Old Pot, Part 3 (news – 2010)
Marijuana, autism, and failure: a true story (news – 2010)

Marijuana madness (news – 2011)

Wayne Valley alum making a difference in autism research (news – 2011)

THC for Autism (news – 2011)

Autism (news – 2011)
Would some cannabinoids ameliorate symptoms of autism? (news – 2012)

Marijuana cannabinoids found to help combat autism (news – 2012)

Marijuana and Asperger’s Syndrome (anecdotal – 2012)

‘It’s the one medicine we have seen work’: Oregon parents use medical marijuana to help
severely autistic son (news – 2013)

Stanford University Study Finds That Marijuana Could Help With Autism (news – 2013)

A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids (news – 2013)

Maine Mom Fights Son’s Autistic Episodes With Marinol (news – 2013)

Mutations found in individuals with autism interfere with endocannabinoid signaling in the brain (news – 2013)

Marijuana Affects Autism, But Not How You’d Think [Study] (news – 2013)

DNA Genetic’ L.A. Confidential strain used on childhood autism (news – 2014)

Part One: The Endocannabinoid System and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (article – 2015)

Part Two: The Role of Phytocannabinoids in ASD Therapy (article – 2015)

Part Three: Practical Approach to Cannabis Based ASD Therapies (article – 2015)

Oxytocin Enhances Pleasure of Social Interactions by Stimulating Production of “Bliss Molecule” (news & abstract – 2015)

What ailments does medical marijuana help? (news – 2015)

Controversial Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words (news – 2015)

New options for treating autism (news – 2015)

‘No-Buzz’ Medical Pot Laws Prove Problematic for Patients, Lawmakers (news – 2016)

Oregon family uses medical marijuana to manage son’s autistic rage (news – 2016)

Cancer

“Inhalation Marijuana as an Antiemetic for Cancer Chemotherapy” by Vincent Vinciguerra, MD; Terry Moore, MSW; and Eileen Brennan, RN (New York State Medical Journal, October 1988, pages 525-527)

“Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol as an Antiemetic in Cancer Patients Receiving High-Dose Methotrexate” by Alfred Chang, M.D et al (Annals of Internal Medicine, volume 91, number 6, December 1979, pages 819-824)

“Marijuana as Antiemetic Medicine: A Survey of Oncologists’ Experience and Attitudes” by Richard Doblin and Mark Kleiman (Journal of Clinical Oncology: volume 9, number 7, July 1991, pages 1314-1319)

CANCER – ADENOCARCINOMA
Can cannabis combat cancer? (news – 2016)

CANCER – ANGIOSARCOMA
Benton Mackenzie (news – 2015)

Benton Mackenzie dies after fight with cancer (news – 2015)

CANCER – BLADDER / URETHRAL
Study claims marijuana tied to lower bladder cancer risk (news – 2013)

Whole-Plant Cannabis Use Associated with Decreased Likelihood of Developing Bladder
Cancer (news – 2015)

Select Marijuana Users Could Be 45% Less Likely to Develop This Type of Cancer
(news/ ad – 2015)

Development of new inhibitors for N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase as promising tool against bladder cancer (abst – 2016)

Cannabis use linked to lower bladder cancer rate in men (news + abst – 2016)

CANCER – BREAST
Cannabidiol researchers discover the switch to turn off aggressive breast cancer gene (news – forum repost – 2010)

Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Pot compound seen as tool against cancer (news – 2012)

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In
Aggressive Cancers (news – 2012)

Cannabis Cures Cancer: Look at me, I’m Cancer Free! (news – 2012)

Fighting Cancer: Another Study Reveals the Cannabis and Cancer Link (news – 2013)

UEA research reveals how cannabis compound could slow tumour growth (news – 2014)

2,500-Year-Old ‘Siberian Princess’ Corpse Shows Breast Cancer, Medicinal Pot Use (news – 2014)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA : Out of the Shadows (news – 2014)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 1: Can Cannabis Kill Cancer? (article – 2015)

How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells (news – 2015)

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study (news – 2015)

Studies Show Cannabinoids May Help Fight Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (news – 2015)

Meet Stefanie LaRue: Cancer Survivor and Medical Marijuana Advocate (news – 2015)

CANCER – CERVICAL
New Research Suggests That Cannabis Can Help In Treating Cervical Cancer (news – 2016)

CANCER – CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA
Marijuana Compound Halts Spread of Biliary Cancers (news – 2012)

CANCER – COLON /COLORECTAL
How Weed Can Protect Us From Cancer and Alzheimer’s (book excerpt – 2012)

Can Marijuana Stop The Growth Of Colon Cancer Cells? (news – 2012)

Marijuana Versus Leading Pharmaceuticals In The Treatment of Colon Cancer (news – 2013)

CANCER – GASTRIC
New Study Finds THC Kills Stomach Cancer Cells (news – 2013)

New Colombia Resources, Inc. Announces their Sannabis Indica Essential Oil and Pure Extract Together Shrunk a Cancerous Tumor by 50% in Three Months in a Terminally Ill Cancer Patient (news/ ad – 2017)

CANCER – GLIOMA/ BRAIN CANCERS
Science: Cannabidiol enhances the anti-cancer effects of THC on human brain cancer cells (news – 2010)

Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation : Dr. Andrew Weil (news – 2010)

Cannabis Inhalation Associated With Spontaneous Tumor Regression (news – 2010)

Drugs that reduce activity of ABDH6 enzyme can prevent brain damage: Study
(news – 2010)

Tumors Regressing — Thanks to Cannabis? (news – 2011)

Marijuana Compound Induces Cell Death In Hard-To-Treat Brain Cancer (news – 2011)

Scientists find a new pharmacological target to modulate the effect of cannabinoids through their CB1 receptors (news – 2012)

Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In
Aggressive Cancers (news – 2012)

Cannabis For Infant’s Brain Tumor, Doctor Calls Child “A Miracle Baby” (news – 2012)

Cannabinoid May Treat Brain Cancer (news – 2012)

Clinical trial evaluates synthetic cannabinoid as brain cancer treatment (news – 2012)

“Miracle” Cannabis Oil: May Treat Cancer, But Money and the Law Stand in the Way of Finding Out (news – 2013)

As Anecdotal Reports of Anti-Cancer Effects from Cannabis ‘Oil’ Pile Up, Doctors Stress Need to Document Its Effects (news – 2013)

GW Pharmaceuticals plc Announces US Patent Allowance for Use of Cannabinoids in Treating Glioma (news – 2013)

e-Therapeutics announces continuation of ETS2101 phase I trial in brain cancer (news – 2014)

Inhaled Cannabis May Keep Brain Cancer in Remission (news – 2014)

Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer
Patients (news – 2014)

Winlock student with brain tumor credits cannabis for recent recovery (news – 2014)

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds (news – 2014)

Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research (news – 2014)

Cannabis Extract, Radiation Shrink Brain Tumors in Mice (news – 2014)

Cannabis combined with radiotherapy can make brain cancer ‘disappear,’ study claims (news – 2014)

4 Mind Blowing Ways Cannabis Can Help Your Brain (news – 2014)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 1: Can Cannabis Kill Cancer? (article – 2015)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 2: The Triple Threat of THC, CBD, and Conventional Treatment on Cancer (article – 2015)

‘Major hypocrisy’: US govt-funded agency admits marijuana can kill cancer cells (news – 2015)

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets (news – 2015)

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study (news – 2015)

CANCER – HEAD AND NECK
Cannabis and the Lung: No More Smoking Gun? (editorial – 2013)

CANCER – LEUKEMIA
Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Is Medical Marijuana Safe for Children? (news – 2012)

Marijuana Helped Teen Fight Leukemia, Say Doctors (news – 2013)

Dad defends decision to give 7-year-old daughter with leukemia marijuana for the pain (news – 2013)

Mother Investigated After Opting For Marijuana Over Chemotherapy (news – 2013)

Cannabinoids Destroy Leukemia Cells, New Study Finds (news – 2013)

Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia (news – 2014)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 3: How THC and CBD Work on Cancer Cells (article – 2015)
CANCER – LIVER
Study: Cannabis Agonists Produce Anti-Cancer Effects In Human Liver Cancer Cells (news – 2012)
Anti-Cancer Effects In Human Liver Cancer Cells Produced By Cannabis Agonists (news – 2012)
Blocking body’s endocannabinoids could be effective liver cancer treatment
(news – 2015)
Die or break the law: man illegally healed with medical marijuana identifies himself
(news – 2016)

CANCER – LUNG
Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Media Ignored Expert’s Shocking Findings That Marijuana Helps Prevent Lung Cancer:
Now It’s Med-School Material (news – 2012)

Study: Smoking Marijuana Not Linked with Lung Damage (news – 2012)

Cannabis and the Lung: No More Smoking Gun? (editorial – 2013)

The Inhibitory Effects of Cannabidiol on Systemic Malignant Tumors (letter – 2013)

“Miracle” Cannabis Oil: May Treat Cancer, But Money and the Law Stand in the Way of
Finding Out (news – 2013)

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI (news – 2013)

Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer (news – 2013)

Monterey County seniors finding pain relief in medical marijuana (news – 2014)

New Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer
Patients (news – 2014)

Cannabidiol (CBD) May Increase Lung Cancer’s Susceptibility To Specialized Killer
Cells (news – 2014)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 1: Can Cannabis Kill Cancer? (article – 2015)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 3: How THC and CBD Work on Cancer Cells (article – 2015)
The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science (news – 2015)
Study: Smoking Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk (news – 2015)

UCLA Professor Finds Marijuana Is Safer to Smoke Than Tobacco (news – 2015)

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems,
study finds (news – 2015)

More palliative care patients should get medical marijuana: doctors (news – 2016)

Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits (news – 2017)

CANCER – MELANOMA
Marijuana to fight skin cancer in major human trial (news – 2016)

CANCER – MESOTHELIOMA
69-Year Old Says Cannabis Oil is Keeping Him Healthy and Strong Six Years After Mesothelioma Diagnosis (news – 2016)

Surviving Mesothelioma Releases Second Installment in Cannabis Oil Series Detailing Patient’s Remarkable Survival Regimen (news – 2016)

CANCER – MYELOMA
New Study Shows Marijuana May Help Fight Cancer (news – 2015)

CANCER – NEUROBLASTOMA +*
Cancer – Childhood neuroblastoma complete remission (case report)

CANCER – ORAL
No Relief Yet for Brutal Oral Cancer Pain, but Cannabinoids May Offer Some Hope (news – 2014)
CANCER – OVARIAN
Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Why I chose to use cannabis (article – 2016)

Cannabis oil a saving grace for Lake Country woman after end of life diagnosis (news – 2016)
FDA OKs Cannabis-Based Ovarian Cancer Treatment (news – 2016)

CANCER – PANCREATIC
Pancreatitis & Medical Marijuana (forum repost – 2011)

Study: Cannabis Plays A Key Role In Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (news – 2014)

CANCER – PROSTATE
Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers (news – 2012)

Study: Medical Cannabis May Inhibit The Spread Of Prostate Cancer (news – 2013)

CANCER – SKIN
Cannabis Science Provides Physician’s Documentation That Confirms Successful Treatment of Skin Cancer (news/ad– 2011)

Marijuana May Turn Off DNA Linked To Skin Cancer And Other Diseases (news – 2013)

Anandamide May Serve Anticancer Role In Skin Cancer (news – 2013)

Cannabinoids Found to Reduce 90% of Skin Cancer in Just 20 Weeks, According to New
Study (news – 2013)

Japanese Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth (news – 2014)

Marijuana to fight skin cancer in major human trial (news – 2016)

CANCER – SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
Cannabis Oil Shrinks “One Of The Worst” Cancers (news – infomercial – 2012)

Medical Cannabis in the Palliation of Malignant Wounds—A Case Report (article – 2017)
CANCER – VARIOUS/ UNNAMED
Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation : Dr. Andrew Weil (news – 2010)

Cannabis is used for first time in hospitals to relieve pain of terminal cancer patients (news – 2011)

Benefits From Medical Marijuana (news – 2011)

Ingredient in cannabis restores taste for cancer patients (news – 2011)

Worth Repeating: You Can’t Censor Cannabis Cancer Treatment (news – 2011)

Medical Marijuana: The Illegal Herb that Fights Cancer (news – 2011)

Cannabinoid Shown Effective as Adjuvant Analgesic for Cancer Pain (news – 2012)

Scientists find a new pharmacological target to modulate the effect of cannabinoids through their CB1 receptors (news – 2012)

Cannabinoid therapy helps provide effective analgesia for cancer patients with pain (news – 2012)

Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news – 2012)

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers (news – 2012)

Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far (news – 2012)

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) (news – 2012)

Hashing It Out In Ohio With The Martha Stewart Of Marijuana (interview – 2013)

“Miracle” Cannabis Oil: May Treat Cancer, But Money and the Law Stand in the Way of Finding Out (news – 2013)

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI (news – 2013)

4 Examples of Alternative Cancer Therapies (news – 2013)

Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal? (news – 2013)

New Study Proves Cannabinoids Have Cancer Fighting Properties (news – 2013)

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)- learn about Rick Simpson and how to make RSO (news – 2013)

Report on Medical Cannabis Research History- What the Science Says (article – 2014)

UEA research reveals how cannabis compound could slow tumour growth (news – 2014)

Cannabis Science: Finding The Optimal Therapeutic Ratio Of THC And CBD (news – 2014)

New Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients (news – 2014)

How marijuana shrinks cancerous tumours (news – 2014)

Marijuana, Reconsidered: Dr. Lester Grinspoon On 45 Years Of Cannabis Science (interview – 2015)

Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 1: Can Cannabis Kill Cancer? (article – 2015)

What ailments does medical marijuana help? (news – 2015)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

Marijuana Is a Wonder Drug When It Comes to the Horrors of Chemo (news – 2015)

Indian Oncologists Want Cannabis Legalized To Fight Cancer (news – 2015)

Scientists reveal how THC – found in cannabis – ‘could slow cancer tumour growth’ (news – 2015)

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study (news – 2015)

The Outsourcing of American Marijuana Research (news – 2015)

Cannabigerol (CBG): The Traffic Cop of Cannabinoids (news – 2015)

Cerebral Palsy

Alternative Drug Therapy Approach Alleviates Cerebral Palsy Symptoms and Muscle Spasticity (news – 2011)

Cerebral Palsy Victim Sues City Over Medical Marijuana (news/anecdotal – 2011)

Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana: 3 Major Ways Cannabis Helps Sick People Live Normal Lives (news – 2014)

Treating Cerebral Palsy Symptoms With Medical Marijuana (news – 2014)

Chronic Pain

Crohn’s Disease

Science: Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study
(news – 2011)

Choosing pot over pills may be the way to go for Crohn’s sufferers (news – 2013)

Could Cannabis Cure Crohn’s Disease? (news – 2013)

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke (anecdotal – 2013)

The Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement and the Use of Cannabis
Extracts to Treat Diseases ( 2014)

Marijuana, Reconsidered: Dr. Lester Grinspoon On 45 Years Of Cannabis Science
(interview – 2015)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

NFL player using marijuana for Crohn’s disease may press league over drug policy
(news – 2016)

Diabetes

Pot Compound Mitigates Diabetic Cardiomyopathy (news – 2010)

Cannabinoids inhibit and may prevent neuropathic pain in diabetes. (news – 2010)

Lab Notes: Pot Has Benefits for Diabetic Hearts (news – 2010)

Marijuana Smoking Associated with 66% Decrease in Diabetes Risk (news – 2010)

A Summary of Endocannabinoids and Obesity (news – 2011)

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Prevailence Of Diabetes (news – 2012)

Study: Synthetic THC Analogue Mitigates Diabetic Neuropathy, Is ‘Well Tolerated’ In
Patients (news – 2012)

Encouraging anti-diabetic results for new cannabinoid drug (news – 2012)

New drug offers novel pain management therapy for diabetics. (news – 2012)

Drug offers new pain management therapy for diabetics (news – 2012)

Medicinal Cannabis and Painful Sensory Neuropathy (editorial – 2013)

Marijuana: The next diabetes drug? (news – 2013)

Regular Marijuana Use is Associated With Favorable Indices to Diabetic Control, Say
Investigators (news – 2013)

Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control (news – 2013)

Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier (news – 2013)

Cannabis linked to prevention of diabetes (news – 2013)

Cannabis-Derived Drug Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes (news – 2013)

Study: Marijuana Smokers Are Thinner And Healthier Than Non-Users
(news – 2013)

Marijuana may help blood sugar control, study says (news – 2014)

Novel drug target linked to insulin secretion and type 2 diabetes treatment (news – 2014)

Smoking Cannabis Reduces Diabetic Neuropathy Pain (news & abstract – 2015)

Cannabis alleviates peripheral neuropathic pain in diabetes (news – 2015)

Marijuana Gains Traction In Fight Against Diabetes And Obesity (news – 2015)

Why THC Isn’t The Only Thing In Weed That Matters (news – 2015)

Endogenous “cannabis” influences development of the fetal pancreas (news – 2015)

Epilepsy

Marijuana, autism, and failure: a true story (news – 2010)

Cannabis could be used to treat epilepsy (news – 2011)

Pot Compound Exerts Anticonvulsant Effects In Animal Models Of Epilepsy (news – 2011)

New research provides hope for those with epilepsy (news – 2011)

Science/UK: Antiepileptic efficacy of cannabidivarin will be tested in clinical studies
(news – 2012)

Epidiolex – GW Pharmaceuticals (drug development page – 2013)

Cannabis Anti-Convulsant Shakes up Epilepsy Treatment (news – 2013)

New cannabis discovery could lead to better treatments for epilepsy (news – 2013)

Medical Marijuana for Kids? Some Praise Results While Others Worry About Risks
(news – 2013)
New therapy for fragile X chromosome syndrome discovered (news – 2013)

Charlotte’s Web Of Suffering: Six-Year-Old Colorado Girl With Dravet Syndrome Finds
Relief From Marijuana High In CBD (news – 2013)

Toronto family hopes for access to controversial treatment to cure baby’s rare epilepsy (news – 2013)

THC Can Prevent Brain Damage – Study (news – 2013)

Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by success of marijuana
oil (news – 2013)

Families migrate to Colorado for marijuana miracle (news – 2013)

Comes Now Epidiolex (FDA approves IND studies of CBD) (news – 2013)

Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug Approved For Clinical Trials (news – 2013)

Perth mum uses hemp oil medicinal cannabis to treat daughter with rare disease (news – 2013)

An Ingredient of Pot May Help People with Epilepsy (news – 2014)

Federal red tape ties up marijuana research (news – 2014)

This Family Had To Fire Their Doctor To Get Medical Marijuana For Their Son (news – 2014)

Marijuana tested as treatment for children with epilepsy (news – 2014)

UCSF-led study gathers data on safety, tolerability of purified cannabinoid for children
with epilepsy (news – 2014)

Medical Marijuana Liquid Could Help Treat Severe Epilepsy in Children (news – 2015)

Oshawa woman says marijuana helped curb her constant seizures (news – 2015)

Study confirms safety of cannabis drug CBD (news – 2015)

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets (news – 2015)

Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy? (news – 2015)

9 Investigates availability of Charlotte’s Web for doctors (news – 2015)

Pharmaceutical CBD (cannabidiol) Shows Promise for Children with Severe Epilepsy (news – 2015)

Marijuana Derivative Reduces Seizures in People With Treatment Resistant Epilepsy (news – 2015)
The Outsourcing of American Marijuana Research (news – 2015)

FDA and Marijuana: Questions and Answers (article – 2016)

Using Medical Marijuana to Stop Childhood Seizures (news & abstract – 2016)

Can Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures? (news – 2016)

Preliminary Results of Uab’s Cbd Oil Studies Show Promise (news – 2016)

Research Team Finds How CBD, a Component in Marijuana, Works Within Cells (news – 2016)

Father advocates for exemption to pot ordinance to treat son’s severe epilepsy (news – 2016)

Medical marijuana miracle gives an infant and family a fresh start (news – 2016)

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope (news – 2016)

Marijuana derivative CBD may help with hard-to-treat epilepsy (news – 2016)

Fibromyalgia

Medical marijuana may help fibromyalgia pain (news – 2010)

Inhaled Cannabis Beneficial For Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Says (news – 2011)

Cannabis Use in Patients with Fibromyalgia: Effect on Symptoms Relief and Health- Related Quality of Life – Source: Public Library of Science ONE, Apr 28, 2011 (news – 2011)

One in 8 with fibromyalgia uses cannabis as medicine (news – 2012)

1 in 10 fibromyalgia patients uses marijuana to ease pain (news – 2012)

Pot Popular for Pain in Fibromyalgia (news – 2012)

Which Medical Marijuana Strains Are The Best For Fibromyalgia? (news – 2012)

The Fibromyalgia Drugs Your Doctor (Probably) Knows Nothing About (news – 2013)

Fibromyalgia: Big Pharma vs Medical Cannabis (news – 2014)

Fibromyalgia and Medical Marijuana (news – 2015)

GERD

Glaucoma

Canadian Ophthalmological Society policy statement on the medical use of marijuana for glaucoma. (article – 2010)

In decades-old program, Uncle Sam provides pot (news – 2011)

4 Americans get medical pot from the feds (news – 2014)

Marijuana’s role in optometry and beyond (article – 2015)

What ailments does medical marijuana help? (news – 2015)

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact (news – 2015)

Two Floridians get free marijuana for life — from the feds (news – 2015)

Study suggests marijuana improves your night vision (news – 2016)

Hepatitis

Cannabis Compound Induces Death Of Cells Associated With Liver Fibrosis (news – 2011)

Report on Medical Cannabis Research History- What the Science Says (article – 2014)

IBS

Cannabis Use Common Among Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Says (news – 2011)

Cannabis Superior To Drugs For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn’s Disease) (news – 2015)

Migraine

“Cannabis for Migraine Treatment: The Once and Future Prescription?: An Historical and Scientific Review,” by Ethan B. Russo, M.D.; (Pain: volume 76 number 1: pages 3-8, 1998)

Up in smoke: ‘Cannabis gave me my life back’ (migraine) (anecdotal – 2010)

Migraines, Marijuana, and Chocolate (article – 2011)

Migraine Frequency Decreased by Medical Marijuana (news & abst – 2016)

Marijuana May Help Treat, Prevent Migraines, Study Says (news – 2016)

This Illegal Drug Could Provide Relief for Migraine Sufferers, Study Shows (news – 2016)

Medical marijuana: How a headache sufferer got his insurance to cover cannabis (news – 2016)
Cannabis Counters Migraines  (news – 2016)

Multiple Sclerosis

Drugs that reduce activity of ABDH6 enzyme can prevent brain damage: Study (news – 2010)

Nature’s (Legal) Cannabinoids (news – 2010)

Marijuana and MS–an unfinished story. (news – 2010)

New metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation (news – 2011)

Scripps Research Scientists Discover Inflammation Is Controlled Differently in Brain and
Other Tissues (news – 2011)

Smoked Cannabis Reduces Some Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (news – 2012)

Marijuana Helps Ease MS Symptoms, Study Finds (news – 2012)

Marijuana Pill Relieves MS and RSD/CRPS Symptoms Plus Pain (news – 2012)

Cannabis-based medications prove effective in relieving pain (news – 2012)

Medicinal Cannabis and Painful Sensory Neuropathy (editorial – 2013)

Adequate and Well-Controlled Studies Proving Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Exist but
Are Ignored by Marijuana Schedulers (news – 2013)

Research shows marijuana can be effectively used to treat multiple sclerosis (news – 2013)

Medical Marijuana: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (news – 2013)

Aylsham multiple sclerosis sufferer says cannabis-based drug ‘changed my life’ (news – 2013)

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis – A Conversation With Clark French (news – 2013)

Sending multiple sclerosis up in smoke (news – 2013)

Chemicals in marijuana ‘protect nervous system’ against MS (news – 2013)

Report on Medical Cannabis Research History- What the Science Says (article – 2014)

Study uncovers marijuana’s potential to treat autoimmune diseases (news – 2014)

Marijuana Benefits MS Patients as Other Remedies Fail (news – 2014)

Huge New Review Shows What Medical Marijuana May (and May Not) Help (news – 2015)

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis? (news – 2015)

MS patients may someday find relief in marijuana chewing gum (news – 2015)

AXIM bags pot discount for gum to treat multiple sclerosis (news – 2016)

Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits (news – 2017)

Muscular Dystrophy

Cannabis Shows Promise for Treating Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy (news – 2015)

Can Medical Marijuana Provide Relief for Muscular Dystrophy? (news – 2015)

Nail-Patella Syndrome

Medical Cannabis Conditions in other States (Part 2) (news – 2011)

Nail-patella Syndrome – Medical Marijuana Research Overview (news – 2014)

CANNABIS THE UNEXPECTED ANSWER TO NAIL-PATELLA SYNDROME IN MICHIGAN (news – 2015)

Nausea

Medical Marijuana: Can Pot Help Pregnant Women With Vomiting and Nausea? (article
– 2011)

Huge New Review Shows What Medical Marijuana May (and May Not) Help (news – 2015)

Marijuana Is a Wonder Drug When It Comes to the Horrors of Chemo (news – 2015)
Using Medical Cannabis in an Oncology Practice (article – 2016)

Neuropathic Pain

PN Study Supports Medical Marijuana – Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy

Medical Marijuana Might Reduce Nerve Pain Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, Study Says – Medical News Today

Study Claims Cannabis Reduces Chronic Pain (news – 2010)

Study: Smoking pot may ease chronic pain (news – 2010)

Cannabinoid ‘Completely’ Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy, Study Says (news – 2011)

CBD: Marijuana Compound Has No High, But Relieves Pain (news – 2011)

Cannabidiol may help prevent paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy (news – 2011)

California pot research backs therapeutic claims (news – 2012)

Marijuana Pill Relieves MS and RSD/CRPS Symptoms Plus Pain (news – 2012)

Study: Synthetic THC Analogue Mitigates Diabetic Neuropathy, Is ‘Well Tolerated’ In Patients (news – 2012)

New drug offers novel pain management therapy for diabetics. (news – 2012)

Medicinal Cannabis and Painful Sensory Neuropathy (editorial – 2013)
Adequate and Well-Controlled Studies Proving Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Exist but Are Ignored by Marijuana Schedulers (news – 2013)

Study: Vaporized, Low-Potency Cannabis Mitigates Neuropathic Pain (news – 2013)

Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients (news – 2014)

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana (interview – 2015)

Smoking Cannabis Reduces Diabetic Neuropathy Pain (news & abstract – 2015)

Cannabis Salve for Pain- Neuropathy (news – 2015)

Cannabis alleviates peripheral neuropathic pain in diabetes (news – 2015)

Science/Human: Inhaled cannabis reduces neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (news – 2016)

How I Stopped My Phantom Limb Pain (news – 2016)

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons’ Helped By Marijuana-Lke Chemicals In Brain – Medical News Today

How One Citizen Scientist is Taking On Parkinson’s-Related Nightmares — and Winning New metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation (news – 2011)

Scripps Research Scientists Discover Inflammation Is Controlled Differently in Brain and Other Tissues (news – 2011)

Scientists find a new pharmacological target to modulate the effect of cannabinoids through their CB1 receptors (news – 2012)

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) (news – 2012)

Smoking Pot Eases Tremors in Parkinson’s (news – 2013)

Report on Medical Cannabis Research History- What the Science Says
(article – 2014)

Cannabis May Protect The Aging Brain, Say Experts (news – 2014)

Marijuana May Boost Brain Performance (news – 2016)

Arizona Spends Big Bucks to Keep Serious Diseases like Parkinson’s from Qualifying for Medical-Marijuana Program (news – 2016)

Ex-Cop With Parkinson’s Uses Medical Marijuana (Video) (news – 2016)

Pharmacology

Pharmacology of Marijuana – Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacology and effects of cannabis: A brief review – British Journal of Psychiatry

Pharmacology of some Marijuana Constituents and Two Heterocyclic Analogues – Nature Publishing

The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy – Pharmacol Rev

Cannabis / Marijuana (Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC) – Drugs and Human Performance

Marijuana As Medicine – Fact Sheets

The Brain’s Own Marijuana – Roger A. Nicoll and Bradley N. Alger

Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts: A Review of the Scientific Evidence by Lynn Zimmer, PhD, and John Morgan, MD (The Lindesmith Center 1997) [Bookworld Companies 1-800-444-2524]

International Cannabinoid Research Society

Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics

Erowid in the UK

Jim Rosenfield’s Articles and Opinion pages include many fascinating pieces by conservatives on prohibition.

Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine by Lester Grinspoon, MD and James Bakalar, JD (Yale University Press 1997) [1-800-YUP-READ]

Federal Foolishness and Marijuana” by Jerome Kassirer, MD (New England Journal of Medicine: volume 336, number 16, January 30, 1997 pages 366-67)

“Reefer Madness – The Federal Response to California’s Medical – Marijuana Law” by George Annas, JD MPH (New England Journal of Medicine: volume 337, number 6, August 7, 1997, pages 435-39)

“Marihuana as Medicine: A Plea for Reconsideration” by Lester Grinspoon, MD and James Bakalar, JD (Journal of the American Medical Association, volume 273, number 23, June 21, 1995, pages 1875-76)

The Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hypertext Library contains a number of hypertext documents about pre-1937 cannabis use in the English-speaking world, as well as other documents of a similar nature.