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MMMP – Michigan Medical Marijuana Program’s Qualifying Conditions

Here we will take you through a brief overview of all of the qualifying conditions in Michigan and how cannabis works for them…. Chronic and severe pain During the last thirty years of research on the mechanisms of pain only a few potential targets of pharmacologic intervention have yielded fruit. Traditional western medicine, driven by pharmaceutical manufacturers, leaves…

Medical Marijuana: Assessing the Science Base

Introduction to cannabinoids The active ingredients of cannabis sativa are a chemically related group of compounds called cannabinoids. Chief among them is delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Δ9-THC, the primary psychoactive compound (see picture). The other cannabinoids are similar in structure. There are about 66 of them. If minor variants are put together, it leaves 10 groups: Δ9-THC, Δ8-THC, cannabichromene (CBC), cannabicyclol (CBL),…