Last updated on: 5/15/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabis preparations have been used as remedies for thousands of years. The active ingredients of the hemp plant can currently also be put to use in a multitude of severe medical conditions.”

“Homepage,” IACM website (accessed May 15, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. The IACM declares that it is the right of doctors to be able to discuss the medicinal use of cannabis with their patients.”

“What is the IACM?” IACM website (accessed Aug. 27, 2007)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Scientific Society
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Use Significantly Impair Driving Ability Even When Not under the Immediate Effects of the Drug?
  2. What Is Cannabidiol (CBD)?