California NORML is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to reforming California’s marijuana laws.
Local Medical Marijuana Cultivation & Possession Guidelines in California
University of California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research
The purpose of the Center is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.
California Dept. of Public Health: Prop 215
The text of CA Proposition 215 (Health and Safety Code 11362.5)
CA Dept. of Public Health (Medical Marijuana Program)
The California Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was specifically established to create a State-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers.
Americans for Safe Access
Americans for Safe Access is the nation’s largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
Center For Medical Cannabis Research (University of California)The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) will conduct high quality scientific studies intended to ascertain the general medical safety and efficacy of cannabis products and examine alternative forms of cannabis administration.
WebMD: Pain Management Health CenterMedical Marijuana has merit, research shows.
National Pain Foundation (Marijuana and Pain Management)
Health Care Resources
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
CAM is defined as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Like conventional medicine (also known as ‘western’ or ‘allopathic medicine’) CAM is practiced by MDs (medical doctors) and DOs (doctors of osteopathy), as well as allied health providers such as chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, and psychologists.
There are no absolute boundaries between CAM and conventional medicine, and CAM practices are utilized by approximately 38% of Americans.
CAM practices include the following categories (some useful links are also provided):