California Medical Association urges legalization and regulation of medical cannabis to allow for wider clinical research

CMA urges legalization and regulation of medical cannabis to allow for wider clinical research

  • October 17, 2011

The California Medical Association (CMA) representing more than 35,000 physicians, the largest statewide physician organization in America, has adopted official policy recommending legalization and regulation of cannabis. The decision was based on a CMA white paper that concludes physicians should have access to better research, which is not possible under current drug policy. The paper, available here, is a thoughtful study and response to an important issue, continuing CMA’s tradition of providing guidance on public health.

CMA is the first statewide medical association to take this official position.

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