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Winter/Spring 2005
Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group

Editor's Introduction, by Fred Gardner

Fate of Medical Marijuana Movement May Hinge on Ashcroft v. Raich Ruling, by Fred Gardner
Robert Raich on the Ruling
The Historic Hearing
Notes on Raich (The Linder Decision), by Pebbles Trippit

Activists' Cases Riding on Raich and Booker, by Ann Harrison

Cities and Counties Impose Restrictions But Cannabis Clubs Keep Opening, by Dale Gieringer

Opinion, Correspondence: Vioxx Deaths = 55,000 (19 times more than 9/11), Reduced Use of Pharmaceuticals is a Recurring Theme From Patients, Letter from a Soldier, Letter to a Chief Probation Officer

On The Prosecution of Pain-Treating Physicians, by Frank Fisher, M.D.

"Fisher's Ordeal is Finally Over" reprinted from Redding Record Searchlight

Medical Board Watch, by Frank Lucido, M.D. Enforcement Monitor Errs on Cannabis

Practitioner's Perspective, by Frank Lucido, M.D.

A Cautionary Tale (For Doctors and Patients), by Frank Lucido, M.D.

Carol Wolman, M.D.: A Pro-Cannabis Doctor "Comes Out"
MMPU Conference Draws 250

Petitions 'R' Us; UMass Seeks License to Cultivate,
Gettman Tries Again (Again)

ASA Goes to Washington

Medical Marijuana and Biochemical Balance, by Robert Melamede

"Retrograde Messengers": Scientific American Explains how Cannabinoids Work

Approval as a Botanical Drug, by an FDA Consultant
Another Indication for Sativex

Cannabis Use in Adolescence: Self-Medication for Anxiety, by Tom O'Connell, M.D.

Marijuana and AIDS: A Four-Year Study, by David Jay Brown, Kenneth Michael Smuland, and Valerie Corral

Landmark Cases in the Implementation of California's Medical Marijuana Law, by Omar Figueroa and Pebbles Trippit

CHP Insists on Disrespecting Prop 215, ASA Asks Return of Property, by Kris Hermes
CA to Issue ID Cards, by Ellen Komp

The Allowable Quantity Expert

"Orgies of the Hemp Eaters", reviewed by Michael R. Aldrich, PhD

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O'Shaughnessy's is the journal of the CCRMG/SCC. Our primary goals are the same as the stated goals of any reputable scientific publication: to bring out findings that are accurate, duplicable, and useful to the community at large. But in order to do this, we have to pursue parallel goals such as removing the impediments to clinical research created by Prohibition, and educating our colleagues, co-workers and patients as we educate ourselves about the medical uses of cannabis.
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) was formed in the Autumn of 2004 by the member physicians of CCRMG to aid in the promulgation of voluntary standards for clinicians engaged in the recommendation and approval of cannabis under California law (HSC §11362.5).

As the collaborative effort continues to move closer to issueing guidelines, this site serves as a public venue for airing and discussing these guidelines.

Visit the SCC Site for more information.