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  1. […] most recent, and to date, most comprehensive research data on marijuana continues to be the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine research findings published in 2017, which is entitled, […]

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  2. […] The AMA also continues to oppose the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis (aka marijuana), and considers it a dangerous drug. As recently as 2013, Stuart Gitlow, MD, then-Chair-Elect of the AMA Council on Science and Health, and President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, said, “The AMA today reiterated the widely held scientific view that marijuana is dangerous and should not be legalized.” Even more recently as September 2016, the AMA officially stated that “the AMA overtly opposes legalization of marijuana,” while in January 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released their findings on the scientific research on cannabis since 1995 in “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research,” which examined “the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products – such as marijuana and active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids – ranging from their therapeutic effects to their risks for causing certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries,” and found little – if any – evidence to substantiate the claim made by the AMA. (See: National Academies #Marijuana Findings @theNASEM) […]

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