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The Medical Marijuana Desk Reference is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the scientific research of Cannabis species for medical treatment. The MMDR compiles primary scientific studies on the efficacy of marijuana for both state-authorized and other, not yet authorized conditions in an easy-to-use format. The reference contains a table of debilitating conditions approved for use of medical marijuana by state. Scientific studies on each condition are tabulated according to evidence for beneficial, detrimental, or neutral effects upon that condition. Over 80 medical conditions and the state of scientific knowledge about the utility of cannabis for that condition are described. Further internet resources are provided for most debilitating conditions. An extensive bibliography closes the report.
 
With complete reference citations for over 800 scientific studies of cannabis for medical use, the MMDR is a comprehensive guide for physicians and other health professionals, marijuana growers and dispensers, and regulators and legislators. MMDR is the most definitive resource for evidence-based cannabis advocacy and utility.
 
The study includes:
 
• A cross referenced list of over 80 medical conditions, and brief descriptions of each
• Reference to the medical literature evidencing beneficial, neutral, and detrimental effects
• A list of conditions for which marijuana has been shown to be beneficial, but not yet approved by states
• An assessment of conditions approved by states but not yet studied
Who need this guide?
 
• Medical marijuana doctors, nurses, and caregivers
• Physicians who treat cannabis users
• Budtenders
• Cannabis Training Institutions
• Cannabis Industry Regulators
• Psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors
 
The Author, Dr. Wilbur, has been a scientist, teacher, and writer since 1997. Her specialization and main areas of interest are evolution and human diseases. She holds undergraduate degrees in anthropology and biology from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from The University of New Mexico. She received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to attend graduate school, as well as dissertation funding from the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. She was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Arizona State University, and a Research Scientist at the University of Washington. Dr. Wilbur has taught courses on human evolution, human skeletal anatomy, human biological variation, and the co-evolution of humans and infectious diseases at The University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, and University of Washington. She has lectured throughout the United States, and in Canada, England, Paraguay, and Taiwan on subjects including the evolution of tuberculosis and leprosy. Dr. Wilbur’s current interests include the utility of medicinal marijuana in the treatment of debilitating conditions.
 
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