The Marijuana Report Special Issue:
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,
and Medicine Releases Landmark Report:
The Health Effects of
Cannabis and Cannabinoids
The nation turns to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for independent, objective advice on issues that affect people’s lives worldwide. Today, the Health and Science Division, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, issued its first report on the health consequences and potential benefits of marijuana since 1999.
Sponsored by several federal and state agencies and private foundations, the committee that compiled the report reviewed more than 10,000 study abstracts to generate its conclusions. This report will serve as the final word on what we know and all that we don’t know about the ways marijuana acts on the brain and body to produce its effects both harmful and beneficial. Must reading for policy makers.
Click here to read a one page (front and back) infographic with the report’s conclusions. Download a free copy of the report here.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Arizona Department of Health Services
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Mat-Su Health Foundation
National Cancer Institute--National Institutes of Health
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse--National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health
Oregon Health Authority
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
Washington State Department of Health
The Marijuana Report is a weekly e-newsletter published by National Families in Action in partnership with SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana). Visit our website, The Marijuana Report.Org, to learn more about the marijuana story unfolding across the nation.
About National Families in Action (NFIA)
NFIA consists of families, scientists, business leaders, physicians, addiction specialists, policymakers, and others committed to protecting children from addictive drugs. Our vision is:
- Healthy, drug-free kids
- Nurturing, addiction-free families
- Scientifically accurate information and education
- A nation free of Big Marijuana
- Smart, safe, FDA-approved medicines developed from the cannabis plant (and other plants)
- Expanded access to medicines in FDA clinical trials for children with epilepsy
About SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)
SAM is a nonpartisan alliance of lawmakers, scientists and other concerned citizens who want to move beyond simplistic discussions of "incarceration versus legalization" when discussing marijuana use and instead focus on practical changes in marijuana policy that neither demonizes users nor legalizes the drug. SAM supports a treatment, health-first marijuana policy. SAM has four main goals:
- To inform public policy with the science of today's marijuana.
- To reduce the unintended consequences of current marijuana policies, such as lifelong stigma due to arrest.
- To prevent the establishment of "Big Marijuana" - and a 21st-Century tobacco industry that would market marijuana to children.
- To promote research of marijuana's medical properties and produce, non-smoked, non-psychoactive pharmacy-attainable medications.