Last updated on: 1/6/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Medicinal Cannabis Research Foundation (MCRF) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Both anecdotes from patients and small clinical studies suggest cannabis could provide significant medical benefits to patients by relieving a range of distressing symptoms such as pain, spasm and bladder dysfuntion, even in patients for whom prescription medicines have failed. The UK regulatory and political authorities have stated that cannabis will only be made available to patients when it has been proven to be safe and efficacious. Research is therefore necessary so that cannabis can become legally available to those who will benefit.”

Nov. 14, 2001

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

“The Medicinal Cannabis Research Foundation (MCRF):

  • is a UK registered charity set up to promote and sponsor medicinal cannabis research and to raise public awareness
  • is concerned only with the medicinal uses of cannabis and has no policy or opinion on recreational use
  • neither encourages nor condones the illegal use of cannabis
  • believes mounting anecdotal and scientific evidence of the benefits of medicinal cannabis should be used to direct further research
  • awards grants for high-quality research that will help make medicinal cannabis legally available as quickly as possible to those in need
  • relies entirely on the generosity of its supporters to award research grants.
  • Relies on the generosity of medicinal cannabis supporters to make research possible.”
  • Mission:

    None found

    Other:
    U.K. registered charity
    Quoted in:
    1. For Which Symptoms or Conditions Might Marijuana Provide Relief?