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Internists Endorse Legal
Access to Medical Marijuana
The American College of Physicians, the nations Largest organization of Internists, is calling for protection of both doctors and patients from criminal and civil penalities in states that have adopted medical-marijuana laws.
A position paper just released by their board of regents lists half a dozen diseases for which marijuana has already proven effective and they say the federal government must stop blocking promising research into the beneficial drug.*
"Evidence not only supports the use of medical marijuana in certain conditions but also suggests numerous indications for cannabinoids... The science on medical marijuana should not be obscured or hindered by the debate surrounding the legalization of marijuana for general use."
The College of Physicians NOW joins the ground swell of medical groups that fully or partially support research and access.
American College of Physicians
Institute of Medicine
Leukemia & Lymphoma
End PKD Inc.
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of HIV medicine
American Nurses Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Canadian Medical Association
British Medical Association
American Pain Foundation
American Medical Women's Association
American Public Health Association
The Medical Society of the State of New York
Rhode Island Medical Society
California Medical Association
Arthritis Research Campaign
HIV Medicine Association
American Medical Students Association
Lymphoma Foundation of America
American Association for Social Psychiatry
Common Sense for Drug Policy
This is an OLD LIST, the current list is three (3) times as long. Many of you are aware of this FACT!