Integrative Medicine: Legalization and regulation of cannabis

The CMA council believes the legalization and regulation of marijuana will allow broader research into the potential benefits and risks
Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden
The Seattle Times (US)
Friday, November 4, 2011

The California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of cannabis. The CMA's Council on Scientific and Clinical Affairs noted in its recommendations that there is an increasing body of evidence that marijuana may be useful in the treatment of a number of medical conditions, but research to determine both risks and benefits is hampered in the United States because marijuana still is classified as an illegal drug.