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Marijuana Research? Don't Hold Your Breath 
Posted by CN Staff on April 24, 2006 at 07:54:12 PT
Editorial
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: http://www.masslive.com/republican/Related Articles & Web Site:IOM Reporthttp://newton.nap.edu/html/marimed/Dissembling on Medical Pothttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21763.shtmlThe Politics of Pot http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21761.shtmlFDA's Report Illuminates Divide on Marijuanahttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21758.shtml 
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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
http://tinyurl.com/q6y98 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
http://tinyurl.com/q6y98 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 http://www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/bin/procon/procon.cgi?database=5%2dF%2dSubs%2edb&command=viewone&id=7&op=t 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
http://medpot.net/forums
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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...http://www.politicalcrossfire.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1320843#1320843
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Comment #8 posted by Marc Paquette on April 24, 2006 at 18:39:29 PT:
runderwo
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
http://medpot.net/forums
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Comment #7 posted by runderwo on April 24, 2006 at 18:17:21 PT
Marc
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
http://medpot.net/forums
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Comment #5 posted by Dr Ganj on April 24, 2006 at 10:13:24 PT
"no sound scientific studies"
Marc-
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
Marc
Awesome!
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 24, 2006 at 09:52:19 PT
Marc
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:
NO RESEARCH? LOL
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)
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=24764Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base (1999)
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309071550/html/Cannabis could treat bowel disease 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=23964How Pot Kills Cancer 
From: kubby.com
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=23461Marijuana and ADD by Kort E Patterson
http://130.94.161.3/KortExplores/articles/files/omma3.phpCenter For Research on Pain & Professor Raphael Mechoulam
http://paincenter.huji.ac.il/mechoulam.htmDr Tod H Mikuriya, MD
http://www.mikuriya.com/Dr Ethan Russo:1:"CANNABIS &PAIN MANAGEMENT";
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n1296/a07.html2: Chronic use Study
Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2 (1) 2002/ PDF Format
http://www.cannabis-med.org/jcant/russo_chronic_use.pdf%203: Book Chapter on Cannabis in Pain Management
http://www.montananorml.org/docs/Russo-AAPM_chapter.pdf4: Articles on Cannabis in Headache Treatment Pain 1998 and Journal
of Cannabis Therapeutics 1 (2) 2001
http://www.druglibrary.org/crl/pain/Russo%...ine_%20Pain.pdf5: Hemp for Headache
http://www.freedomtoexhale.com/hh.pdf6: Article on Cannabis in OB-GYN,
Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2 (3-4) 2002:
http://www.freedomtoexhale.com/russo-ob.pdf7: LTE in Neurology 2003 by Russo onMultiple Sclerosis
http://www.montananorml.org/docs/Russo-Neu...E-Lite-2003.pdf8: LTE in Psychopharmacology 2003 by Russo/McPartland on Cannabis
synergism
http://montananorml.org/docs/Psychopharmac...-McPartland.pdfCannabis Health..
The Medical Marijuana Journal
http://www.cannabishealth.com/International Association for Cannabis as Medicine.
http://www.acmed.org/Israeli researcher develops cannabis compound with unique anti-cancer action
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=22843Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment win
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21653US: Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses.
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21593Web: 'Cannabis' May Help Mentally Ill
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21549Cannabis 'can ease mental illness'
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21443Migraine sufferer finds relief from Marijuana (California)
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21302Fibromyalgia and Medicinal Cannabis
Information and Discussion
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=20503Cannabinoid Study by Dr. Robert Melamede
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=20194Cannabis combats heart attack, stroke
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=20136Cannabis ingredient could help heart patients
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19482US Marijuana ingredient slows heart disease progression in mice.
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19377Medical marijuana: a surprising solution to severe
morning sickness..
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19462Cannabis: A source of useful pharma compounds neglected in India
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18608Researchers Find Clues to Marijuana Effects
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18342Marijuana as Medicine
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18226Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18179Marijuana Ingredient Slows Heart Disease
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18172Current Thinking On Medicinal Marijuana?
Seeing the Story from All Sides!
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=17791Study: Marijuana Slows Alzheimer's Decline
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=15956Marijuana May Block Alzheimer's
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=15877Cannabis and Depression (From: Dr Ethan Russo)
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14057Medicinal Use of Cannabis
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13998REVIEW OF HUMAN STUDIES ON MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13872The Brain's Own Marijuana
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=12812Epilepsy patients are smoking pot
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13539Cannabinoid Research Gains Interest, Respect
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=12126More Cannabis Anti-Cancer Research
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11823Marijuana Compounds May Aid Parkinson's Disease
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11919Marijuana-Like Compounds May Aid Array Of Debiliatiing Conditions
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11852Cannabis extract makes brain tumors shrink
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11821Report Supressed That Marijuana Components Can Inhibit Cancer Growth
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11772Cancer Killer
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11203Marijuana As Medicine
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10759Parkinson's and ingested Cannabis
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9823Pot Compounds Halt Spread Of Known Cancer Causing Virus, Study Says
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9986Marijuana-Like Chemicals in the Brain Calm Neurons
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9686Marijuana as an anti-viral drug?
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9646Marijuana May Yield Cancer-Fighting Drugs
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9644Medical trials of cannabis show positive results
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9563Cannabis Truly Helps Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9532Marijuana Compound Chokes Brain Tumors
More evidence found for cannabinoids'
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8287Marijuana Extract Fights Brain Cancer in Mice
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8244Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8184The therapeutic potential of the cannabinoids in..
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8079Cannabinoids and the gut
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7983Cannabinoids as Anti-Cancer Agents
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6652Info on Cannabinoids
What all Doctors / patients need to know
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4937Cannabis
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4810Cannabinoids destroy cancer
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1918Cancer Specialist Explains How Cannabis Keeps Steve Kubby Alive
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30909Netherlands: Scientific Conference Hears Of Tumor Reducing
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30881IsraŽl: Researchers Find Cannabis Can Strengthen Bones
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30719An Interview With Lester Grinspoon, M.D. 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27229Spain: Cannabis Found to Shrink Cancerous Brain Tumours!
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30634Brain's own cannabis compound protects against inflammation
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30548Science: Cream with endocannabinoids effective in 
the treatment of pruritus due to kidney
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=29664Marijuana Derivatives May Provide MS Treatment 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=29498Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Chrohn's Disease 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28670Marijuana's Active Ingredient Kills Leukemia Cells 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28671New Study: Marijuana Users Less Depressed 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28609Cannabis-Based Drug Relieves Arthritis Pain 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28304Evidence reveals genuine health potential for cannabis
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28013Cannabis high eases joint pains 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28236Study Shows Marijuana Promotes Neuron Growth 
Drug could be used for depression
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27460Cannabis and Tobacco Smoke Are Not Equally Carcinogenic
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27307Marijuana less cancerous than tobacco 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27240Cannabis boosts brain power in rats 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27242Marijuana May Grow Neurons in the Brain 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27134Marijuana may spur new brain cells 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27115Israel: Cannabis against Cancer 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=25808US: Role of cannabinoid receptors in alcohol abuse
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=25765MJ-Derived Drug Suppresses Bladder Overactivity 
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=25522Pharmacokinetics and cannabinoid 
action using oral cannabis extract
http://www.medpot.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=25424Have a nice day!Marc
http://medpot.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23121
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