Marijuana Use Studies - A History, with Ethan Russo, MD





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Published on Nov 17, 2007

At Second Clinical Cannabis Therapeutics Conference in Portland, OR (2002), Dr. Ethan Russo recounts major studies on the use of marijuana by different populations.
Beginning with the India Hemp Drugs Commission in 1893, Dr. Russo reports that every study came to basically the same conclusion -
Society has no cause for concern regarding the effects of Cannabis use on health or crime, and in fact, it has many positives - like medicinal value, spiritual traditions and productivity.
Other studies mentioned:
* Panama Canal Zone Army Study (1930)
* La Guardia Report ( 1943)
* Shaffer Commission (1972), with data from Greece, Costa Rica, Jamaica and America.
* N.Y. Academy of Sciences (1976)
* and other N.I.D.A. investigations.
Dr. Russo cites a great reference book for further study:
"Marijuana Myths; Marijuana Facts", by Lynn Zimmer and Dr. John Morgan.
Dr. Russo also debunks the myth that today's marijuana is stronger than 1970's marijuana.
Conference hosted by Patients Out of Time. DVDs are available at:

This video is part of a report on a Chronic Cannabis Use Study that Dr. Russo conducted on patients supplied legal marijuana by the U.S. government.Watch the entire presentation at:


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