Medical cannabis has been legislated in several US states since the 1990s. In California, the so-called Compassionate Use Act, is approved by state voters in the November 1996 elections, endorsing legalization. medical cannabis the next day. The new California law, the first of its kind in the United States, decriminalizes the possession, use and cultivation of cannabis for patients with a “written or oral” recommendation from their doctor.
Among the conditions deemed eligible by law are listed arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, HIV or AIDS, epilepsy, migraines and multiple sclerosis. The law does not specify a limit on the quantities that eligible patients can own or cultivate. California law is in direct conflict with national narcotics legislation, and in January 1998, the federal government sued the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (OCBC), calling for a ban on the distribution of cannabis in the United States. patients. The district court makes a judgment in favor of the federal government, and the OCBC is temporarily closed.
International Association for Cannabis Medical [archive] – Scientific Association of Patients, Doctors and Experts based in Germany.
Frequently asked questions about marijuana for medical purposes [archive], on the Health Canada website [archive]UFCMED [archive] Francophone Union for Cannabinoids in Medicine
Active Principles [archive] – French Association of Patients Using Cannabis.
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws [archive], a non-profit American organization advocating the legalization of cannabis.
(BMC [archive], Bureau voor Midicinale Cannabis, Office of Medicinal Cannabis, Ministry of Health of the Netherlands.
Legal Situations in Europe and the United States / IACM [archive]