Appendix

Oregon Medical Marijuana Act 114 Oregon Medical Marijuana Act Text 117 Oregon Attorney General Recommendations for the Implementation of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, December 15, 1999 123 Affirmative Defense Notification Form 131 Guidelines for Cannabis Drug Information Sheet Designated Primary Caregiver Agreement Oregon Medical Marijuana Program anonymous renewal questionnaire 138 Certificate of Compliance Cannabis Medication Labels Guidelines for Completing the Application for...

Cannabis for cachexiaanorexia associated with AIDS wasting syndrome and cancer

Wasting syndrome is a debilitating or lethal complication, occurring in two-thirds of cancer patients and nearly 90 of AIDS patients. It is defined as greater than 10 loss of body weight. The debilitating disease processes of cancer and AIDS deplete the body's stores of protein by metabolizing muscle tissue to fuel critical functions. Anorexia and cachexia are the two complications that begin a downward nutritional spiral. Anorexia is the loss of appetite or desire to eat. Cachexia is a general...

Cannabis for spasticity and neurological disorders Now we know why

One of the oldest and most dramatic indications for Cannabis is as a treatment to decrease spasticity associated with neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS). Until recently, basic science had not uncovered the precise biochemical mechanism underlying its efficacy. Thanks to research conducted in Britain, the scientific basis for Cannabis' use as an antispasmodic is now clear. Published in the March 2nd 2000 issue of the journal Nature is the article Cannabinoids Control Spasticity...

The complexities of Cannabis Making informed choices

Herbal Cannabis is a drug cocktail with many different constituents. Smoking or eating the same variety will result in different effects. Smoking Cannabis will also form many chemical substances, some of them harmful. For these reasons, patients should understand the complexities. Patients who expect to use Cannabis on a long-term basis have decisions to make about the amount, variety, frequency of dosing, procurement, metabolic interactions with other drugs, and work involved in procuring,...

Cannabis helps people feel better

One underlying denominator, which underscores Cannabis' vast utility, is its antianxiety effect. Most people who suffer from disease suffer also from the accumulation of the experience of suffering. Coping strategies and finances deteriorate over time. This ongoing mental and emotional weight contributes to hopelessness and depression and, in turn, increases the severity of the disease process. Cannabis has the quality, similar to benzodiazepines like Xanax and Ativan, to compartmentalize the...

How do I apply

In order for a patient to qualify for the registry program s he must meet certain conditions First, the patient must suffer from a debilitating medical condition' as defined in Section 3 of the Act. Debilitating medical condition means Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for these conditions A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the...

Cannabis Cultivation

The Cannabis plant botanical description Cannabis is an annual, herbaceous, dioecious, (sexually differentiated) woody plant. It grows outdoors in temperate climates worldwide on all continents except Antarctica. Cannabis is grown intentionally indoors in many countries in clandestine operations. Cannabis can be subdivided into 3 main species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. Each species carries unique genetic, botanical and biochemical traits. Breeding programs in the United States,...

Understanding the Attorney Generals guidelines

Once the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was passed, Hardy Myers, the state's Attorney General, assembled law-enforcement groups to formulate general guidelines for police. The effort yielded modest results. While the work-group did clearly recommend that officers investigate the circumstances of the situation before acting, they deferred to local authorities on most of the complicated issues. This lack of leadership had the potential to create the same vacuum of a lack of consistency that has...

Legislative History of Medical Cannabis in Oregon

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act in some ways represents an end-point of focused attention and efforts by a considerable number of Oregonians over many years. It is also a beginning for Oregon patients. The first legislative attempt in 1979 at creating a medical marijuana bill was, remarkably, passed and signed into law. House Bill (HB) 2267 called for a coordinated effort between the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Health Division (OHD) to channel confiscated Cannabis through the OHD to...

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Male flowers, Cannabis 56 Marihuana Tax Act 75 Marinol 41, 42, 43, 68, 74, 75 absorption in GI tract 28 allergy to 28 anti-emetic use 29 appetite stimulation 29 dosage 28, 29 insoluble in water 28 lethal dose 31 metabolism 28 mortality 30 oral route 28 overdose treatment 31 side effects 29 THC molecule 28 Mathre, Mary Lynn 96 McCaffery, Barry, see also War on Drugs, 81 McCall, Tom 81 Mechoulam, Raphael 38 Medi-juana (organization) 8 Medical informationn confidentiality 71 Medical Marijuana...

Schedules of Controlled Substances

The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of1970 was signed by President Richard M. Nixon on October 27, 1970, and became effective on May 1, 1971. Commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act of1970, this law specifically states that all drugs controlled by the Act are under the jurisdiction of federal law. Under this law, five Schedules were created to categorize drugs according to their potential for abuse. Schedule I These drugs are not safe, have no accepted medical use in...

Patient rights and responsibilities

As increasing numbers of Cannabis-using patients find relief from their suffering and as medical research adds its blessing, the acceptance of legitimate medical use will also expand. (See Chapter 4 for a discussion of medical uses of Cannabis.) But for these uses to be legal for patients in Oregon the OMMA will have to evolve and legally embrace these expanded medical uses. Meanwhile, to be safe, Cannabis-using patients should become familiar with both their legal rights and their...

The Debilitating Medical Conditions Advisory Panel

Background for adding new conditions Among the many provisions of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) is one for petitioning to add new conditions, which if approved would then allow Cannabis to be used to treat that condition. It reads Any person may submit a petition to the Division requesting that a particular disease or condition be included among the diseases and conditions that qualify as debilitating medical conditions under ORS 475.302. (ORS 475.334) The Oregon Health Division (OHD)...