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Medical Cannabis Information
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Shame CARR Shame - Legalise Medical Cannabis today.
Medical Cannabis Feature Story:
CLICK HERE to play the Real Video file of the interview with Smolder.
Smoulder The Plantem Says
This interview is with Smoulder - a beautiful person who has cerebal palsy, and suffers from prohibition of cannabis. This Interview was made in 1999 at the People's Drug Summit in the Domain, in Sydney.

Smoulder is concerned that cannabis is not legal and he would like to be able to smoke before getting into bed so he can get a good sleep.

It may be difficult to understand Smoulder's speech and Australian accent, as the traffic around the Domain is very loud, so read the text of what he says here first.

Smoulder's message is clear and uncomplicated; the truth.
He believes people in this country must be free to grow and to smoke marijuana.

Smoulder: "I get very angry and can't understand why people are not free to smoke openly and freely in Australia".

Lucy: "and what sort of difference would it make to your life if cannabis was legal and you were able to just get it any time you needed it, without any hassle"?

Johanne: "He still needs someone to roll because he can't roll".

Smoulder: "I would be happy to have my own; I can barely afford to pay rent, run a car and buy my drugs.

It is very unfair".
Johanne and Lucy: "It is unfair, it's very unfair".

It is now 2003 and Smoulder is no better off. The Carr Government is still sitting on a report into Medical Cannabis and therefore denying some sick people medicine to assist in treating their medical condition.

The Nimbin HEMP Embassy calls on the Carr Labor Government to Get Real. Instead of a Law and Order campaign built on the perceptions of crime make a difference and Decriminalise Cannabis for Medical use today.

Medical Cannabis Information Service
Providing information on Medical Cannabis use.

History of Marijuana Medical Use, p.4
Original source: Kabelik 1960 : 8

Marihuana as Medicine: A Plea for Reconsideration, Dr Lester Grinspoon;

Medical Cannabis Guide:
was originally online in full at;

Association for Cannabis as Medicine Bulletin:

Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience:
Marijuana and Analgesia, October 26th 1997


Use and self-medication with cannabis by Hepatitis C positive people.
A study by Lucy Charlesworth

Abdominal Pain Information: Hepatitis/Liver Pain
Focus: On Hepatitis C International Newsletter, November 1994 Issue

New Measures to Target Hepatitis C, NSW Health 1999


Rob Brown article in The Ottawa Citizen;

Reuters Medical News: 14/7/00:
Therapeutic Marijuana Use Does Not Increase Viral Load in AIDS patients

Protocol: Smoked Marijuana for HIV-Associated Anorexia and Wasting by Donald Abrams, MD, April 1996

Review of Dr Abrams work by Charlene Laino

MCQ: Medical Cannabis Quarterly

Letter to Bill Clinton from Dr Ethan Russo:

The week Online, Issue #128 DRCNet, March 2000
Kaiser Permanente's 12 year study of 65,000 marijuana users

Testimony of Lester Grinspoon, MD,
Before the Crime Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
US House of Representatives, October 1, 1997

CSDP factbook online
was at;

NHMRC Media Release of 16th November 1998

International Cannabis Alliance of Researchers


Hepatitis C: The neglected Epidemic
Inquiry into Hepatitis C in New South Wales
Parliament of NSW Legislative Council
Standing Committee on Social Issues
Report Number 16, November 1998
ISBN 0 9586019 1 7

The Medical Use of Cannabis: Recent Developments, by Gareth Griffith and Marie Swain, BriefingPaper No 11/99, May 1999
ISBN 07313 16487

Cannabis: The Contemporary Debate (Vol. 1: Text), by Gareth Griffith and Rebekah Jenkin, Background Paper No 1994/1
ISBN 0 7240 9562 4

The New South Wales Drug Summit: Issues and Outcomes, by Marie Swain, Background Paper No 3/1999
ISBN 07313 1652 5

The illicit drug problem: drug courts and other alternative approaches, by Marie Swain, Briefing Paper No 4/99
ISBN 07313 1641 X

Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute Of Medicine, 1999,
The National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington DC 1999

National Institute of Health: Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana, 1997: Executive Summary

1998 UK House of Lords report on the Medical Use of Cannabis,

Effective Drug Control Strategy 1999


New Scientist, 21/2/98, Marijuana Special Report
High Anxieties:What WHO doesn't want you to know about cannabis
By David Concar


Marihuana Reconsidered
by Lester Grinspoon MD
3rd printing 1996 Quick American Archives
ISBN 0-932551-13-0
1st printed 1971 Harvard University Press
ISBN 0-674-54834-5 paperback

Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine
by Lester Grinspoon, MD and James B. Bakalar
1997 Yale University Press
ISBN 0-300-07086-1

The Healing Magic of Cannabis
by Dr. Beverly A. Potter and Dan Joy
1998 Ronin Publishing, CA
ISBN 1-57951-001-9

Marijuana Botany,
by Robert Connell Clarke
Ronin Publishing Inc. 1981
ISBN 914171-78-X

Nutritional and Medicinal Guide to Hemp Seed
by Kenneth Jones
1995 Rainforest Botanical Lab
ISBN 0-9625638-9-7

The Great Book of Hemp
by Rowan Robinson
1996 Park Street Press
ISBN 0-89281-541-8

1653 Nicholas Culpeper's Complete Herbal
This edition 1985 Omega ISBN: 1- 85007-026-1

A Modern Herbal -1996 edition- by Mrs M. Grieve, Barnes and Noble/Random House Great Britain
ISBN: 0-88029-921-5

1900 John Henry Clarke's A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica,
Three Volumes reprinted by Shobi Offset Press, Delhi, India.


Connexions Magazine
Oct/Nov 99 Vol. 19 No 5

Good Liver Magazine
Hepatitis C Council of Victoria, Winter edition 1998

The Hep C Review
Edition 30, September 2000

Program Guide - Kombi Konvoy - Ganja Faeries - Poster Composition
Travel Guide - Accommodation - Nimbin Map
Jungle Patrol - Parking - Rubbish Recycling
Legal - Medical - Industrial - Political
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