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Accommodating the medical use of marijuana: surveying the differing legal approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada.
J Law Med. 2010 Feb; 17(4):508-31.JL

Abstract

While the scientific and medical communities continue to be divided on the therapeutic benefits and risks of cannabis use, anecdotal evidence from medical users themselves suggests that using cannabis is indeed improving their quality of life by alleviating their pain and discomfort. Notwithstanding the benefits anecdotally claimed by these medical users and the existence of some scientific studies confirming their claims, criminal drug laws in all Australian and most United States jurisdictions continue to prohibit the possession, cultivation and supply of cannabis even for medical purposes. However, in contrast to Australia and most parts of the United States, the medical use of cannabis has been legal in Canada for about a decade. This article reviews these differing legal and regulatory approaches to accommodating the medical use of cannabis (namely, marijuana) as well as some of the challenges involved in legalising it for medical purposes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

tbog3523@uni.sydney.edu.au

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20329455

Citation

Bogdanoski, Tony. "Accommodating the Medical Use of Marijuana: Surveying the Differing Legal Approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada." Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 17, no. 4, 2010, pp. 508-31.
Bogdanoski T. Accommodating the medical use of marijuana: surveying the differing legal approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada. J Law Med. 2010;17(4):508-31.
Bogdanoski, T. (2010). Accommodating the medical use of marijuana: surveying the differing legal approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada. Journal of Law and Medicine, 17(4), 508-31.
Bogdanoski T. Accommodating the Medical Use of Marijuana: Surveying the Differing Legal Approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada. J Law Med. 2010;17(4):508-31. PubMed PMID: 20329455.
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