Marijuana Research? Don't Hold Your Breath 

Marijuana Research? Don't Hold Your Breath 
Posted by CN Staff on April 24, 2006 at 07:54:12 PT
Source: Republican
Massachusetts -- The United States Food and Drug Administration relies on the nation's top scientists and medical experts to determine whether a drug is safe or harmful. Sometimes, the decision is the result of studies done at public universities, such as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. On other occasions, it is based on a review by the government's own top scientists. That's mostly how it works.
On Thursday, the FDA ruled that there are "no sound scientific studies" to support the medical use of marijuana. This time, the FDA ignored the advice of its own top scientists.In 1999, a review by the Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's most respected scientific advisory agency, concluded that marijuana is "moderately well-suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting." An FDA spokeswoman said a new review that included input from the federal drug enforcement agency found that "smoked marijuana had no currently accepted or proven medical use in the United States and is not an approved medical treatment." At about the same time that the FDA was under the influence of the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA officials were blocking attempts by a University of Massachusetts professor to study the medical benefits of marijuana. Lyle E. Craker, a plant and soil sciences professor at the Amherst campus, was finally denied a permit after a four-year battle with the DEA to obtain a permit to grow marijuana for scientific research. The DEA said it would lead to greater illicit use of marijuana. The FDA says there are no sound studies to support the medical use of marijuana, but it is also taking advice from the very agency that is blocking the studies. This raises the question: Who is smoking what in Washington? The DEA has enlisted the FDA in its fight against the legalization of marijuana, and once again a federal agency that most Americans had trusted to be above politics is in the thick of it. If the FDA won't listen to the scientists, Congress should take steps to see that it does. Given the disdain for science currently in Washington, we won't hold our breath. Source: Republican, The (Springfield, MA)Published: Monday, April 24, 2006Copyright: 2006 The RepublicanContact: letters repub.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:IOM Report on Medical Pot Politics of Pot's Report Illuminates Divide on Marijuana 
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Comment #16 posted by Hope on April 26, 2006 at 11:04:28 PT
Thank you, Afterburner
Preciate it.
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Comment #15 posted by Hope on April 26, 2006 at 11:03:07 PT
Go to and click on What is the U.S. government's Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) program for medical marijuana?Good picture of the label there.
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on April 26, 2006 at 11:02:47 PT
Go to and click on What is the U.S. government's Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) program for medical marijuana?Good picture of the label there.
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Comment #13 posted by afterburner on April 26, 2006 at 10:54:40 PT
Surely the MMMiracle 7 Know the DIN
Douglass, Barbara; McMahon, George; Millet, Corrine; Musikka, Elvy; Rosenfeld, Irvin -- The 7 Legal U.S. Medical Marijuana Patients The federal cannister containing the legal medical marijuana [cannabis] has been displayed and photographed. A little CSI action, anyone?
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on April 26, 2006 at 07:42:37 PT
Comment 1 is brilliant.
We must be getting tired. I can't believe we didn't start compiling these from moment one.The DIN number is brilliant. Why did none of us think of that? I feel pretty dumb and tired right now. Thank you so much, Marc, our true and dear friend, for shaking us from the daze of it all a bit.We're always getting slapped in the face by someone and I think we just stand and take it so much that we are getting numbed or over stunned by the slaps.Thank you so much, Marc. I think we have some power in this realization.Do we not?
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on April 26, 2006 at 07:36:14 PT
Oh my, Marc!
What lovely gifts you bring in this thread!Absolutely brilliant!Thank you, so much.
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Comment #10 posted by Marc Paquette on April 26, 2006 at 06:32:15 PT:
Of course not!
Thanks Sukoi :)Of course I don't mind!It's all public information in our forums. :)The more who know the truth..the better, and the closer we'll be to fully legalize our medicinal herb worldwide!Marc
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Comment #9 posted by Sukoi on April 25, 2006 at 16:17:03 PT
Thanks Marc...
Great job!!! I hope that you don't mind but...
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Comment #8 posted by Marc Paquette on April 24, 2006 at 18:39:29 PT:
All prescriptions in U.S. need an FDA approved DIN (Drug Identification Number)on the prescription label.If this DIN number for medical marijuana wouldn't exist, the 7 approved federal medical marijuana patients wouldn't be able to receive their marijuana prescription every month.Marc
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Comment #7 posted by runderwo on April 24, 2006 at 18:17:21 PT
What is the DIN you referenced? I'd like to verify it...
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Comment #6 posted by Marc Paquette on April 24, 2006 at 11:26:35 PT:
Hope someone will...
Your'e welcome my Friends! :)I have been accumulating these studies that I found here and there on the net since November 2003.YES, it's hard work, but it's a worthy cause! :)There's also the fact that there are still 7 legal "federal" medical marijuana patients in U.S., which receive for "FREE", 300 grams of FDA approved and FDA labeled medical marijuana prescription every month.Medical marijuana has an FDA "DIN" number in U.S. since the 1940's.I just hope that someone will send this list of links to America's major medias to prove that the FDA not exactly telling the truth about medical marijuana!Take care!Marc
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Comment #5 posted by Dr Ganj on April 24, 2006 at 10:13:24 PT
"no sound scientific studies"
That is an amzing list of links, and you have proved to all of us that the FDA is corrupt. But, we knew that years ago, now didn't we?
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Comment #4 posted by whig on April 24, 2006 at 10:01:28 PT
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 24, 2006 at 09:52:19 PT
Thank you for all the hard work you do! 
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Comment #2 posted by Storm Crow on April 24, 2006 at 08:53:16 PT
Thank you, Marc!
I keep a note book of medical marijuana articles. You just gave me more good articles! : ) Thank you! I LOVE taking new articles to my doctor (who once admitted to me that he used to smoke pot as a kid). I hope that others will take advantage of your hard work and start their own notebooks to show to their doctors and friends in need of this heaven-sent herb. Time to warm up the printer! 
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Comment #1 posted by Marc Paquette on April 24, 2006 at 08:17:28 PT:
Hi my Friends;NO marijuana research?Is this a sarcastic joke or what?Take a look at the following links that will prove that the FDA is lying!Cannabis for colitis eyed (The Ottawa Sun) and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base (1999)
Institute of Medicine (IOM) could treat bowel disease Pot Kills Cancer 
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Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2 (1) 2002/ PDF Format Book Chapter on Cannabis in Pain Management Articles on Cannabis in Headache Treatment Pain 1998 and Journal
of Cannabis Therapeutics 1 (2) 2001 Hemp for Headache Article on Cannabis in OB-GYN,
Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2 (3-4) 2002: LTE in Neurology 2003 by Russo onMultiple Sclerosis LTE in Psychopharmacology 2003 by Russo/McPartland on Cannabis
synergism Health..
The Medical Marijuana Journal Association for Cannabis as Medicine. researcher develops cannabis compound with unique anti-cancer action of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment win Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses. 'Cannabis' May Help Mentally Ill 'can ease mental illness' sufferer finds relief from Marijuana (California) and Medicinal Cannabis
Information and Discussion Study by Dr. Robert Melamede combats heart attack, stroke ingredient could help heart patients Marijuana ingredient slows heart disease progression in mice. marijuana: a surprising solution to severe
morning sickness.. A source of useful pharma compounds neglected in India Find Clues to Marijuana Effects as Medicine Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries Ingredient Slows Heart Disease Thinking On Medicinal Marijuana?
Seeing the Story from All Sides! Marijuana Slows Alzheimer's Decline May Block Alzheimer's and Depression (From: Dr Ethan Russo) Use of Cannabis OF HUMAN STUDIES ON MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA Brain's Own Marijuana patients are smoking pot Research Gains Interest, Respect Cannabis Anti-Cancer Research Compounds May Aid Parkinson's Disease Compounds May Aid Array Of Debiliatiing Conditions extract makes brain tumors shrink Supressed That Marijuana Components Can Inhibit Cancer Growth Killer As Medicine's and ingested Cannabis Compounds Halt Spread Of Known Cancer Causing Virus, Study Says Chemicals in the Brain Calm Neurons as an anti-viral drug? May Yield Cancer-Fighting Drugs trials of cannabis show positive results Truly Helps Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Compound Chokes Brain Tumors
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What all Doctors / patients need to know destroy cancer Specialist Explains How Cannabis Keeps Steve Kubby Alive Scientific Conference Hears Of Tumor ReducingŽl: Researchers Find Cannabis Can Strengthen Bones Interview With Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Cannabis Found to Shrink Cancerous Brain Tumours!'s own cannabis compound protects against inflammation Cream with endocannabinoids effective in 
the treatment of pruritus due to kidney Derivatives May Provide MS Treatment Alleviates Symptoms of Chrohn's Disease's Active Ingredient Kills Leukemia Cells Study: Marijuana Users Less Depressed Drug Relieves Arthritis Pain reveals genuine health potential for cannabis high eases joint pains Shows Marijuana Promotes Neuron Growth 
Drug could be used for depression and Tobacco Smoke Are Not Equally Carcinogenic less cancerous than tobacco boosts brain power in rats May Grow Neurons in the Brain may spur new brain cells Cannabis against Cancer Role of cannabinoid receptors in alcohol abuse Drug Suppresses Bladder Overactivity and cannabinoid 
action using oral cannabis extract a nice day!Marc
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