-Editorial: Why Dr. Gupta Changed His Mind on Marijuana (CNN News)
"I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. Surely, they must have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have 'no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.' "
"They didn't have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true. It doesn't have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works." 08-13
Marijuana - Fact Sheet (NIDA)
Provides information on the biological effects of marijuana, as well as information on use by teens.
Marijuana - Just for Teens (NIDA)
Provides facts about the effects of marijuana.
U.S. Supreme Court OKs Medical Marijuana Prosecution (Fox News)
"Federal authorities may prosecute sick people whose doctors prescribe marijuana to ease pain, the Supreme Court (search) ruled Monday, concluding that state laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug." 10-10
Wal-Mart Fires Employee Over Medical Marijuana (MSNBC News)
"Joseph Casias has been legally using medical marijuana to deal with the gnawing pain caused by sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor pressing against his skull. He says he never used it when he was on duty as an associate at a Wal-Mart in Battle Creek, Mich, and he never went to work high."
"But one morning he went to work and was fired for it." 03-10
Warning About Marijuana Use (U.S. News)
"In the absence of hard answers, Volkow warns those with a family history of schizophrenia, depression, or anxiety against dabbling in marijuana—particularly in adolescence—because of the possibility of underlying vulnerability." 04-09