Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers Resources for Medical Professionals and Researchers

The medicinal properties of cannabis are varied given the multiplicity of physiological roles of the endocannabinoid system, a ubiquitous molecular signaling system at which compounds in cannabis have robust receptor-based actions. Here is information on medical marijuana practice policies and procedures in your locality, as well as scientific and practice ethics information.


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PFC Brochure

Introducing ASA's independent certification program for medical cannabis industries, Patient Focused Certification

Scientific History of Medical Cannabis

Cannabis was a part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942 and is currently available by prescription in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, and Israel in its whole plant form...

Cannabis Safety

One of marijuana's greatest advantages as a medicine is its remarkable safety. It has little effect on major physiological functions. There is no known case of a lethal overdose; on the basis of animal models, the ratio of lethal to effective dose is estimated as 40,000 to 1.

Medical Cannabis Research

Cannabis has immense medical value; we have collected research on cannabinoids and the therapeutic use of cannabis.

Condition-based booklets

In-depth information on the use of cannabis to treat HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Movement Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Pain, and issues associated with Aging.

State-by-State: Recommending Cannabis

State-specific laws that pertain to medical cannabis for medical professionals.

Physician’s code of Ethics and Medical Marijuana

Excerpted from the AMA’s current opinions on the physician’s code of ethics

The Answer Page

One stop shopping for quality CME credits on medical marijuana. This content is jointly sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and The Answer Page and approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™