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Epilepsy Foundation Colorado: "The Use of Medical Marijuana for the Treatment of Epilepsy."
Harvard Mental Health Letter: "Medical Marijuana and the Mind."
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Michael Kahn, president and founder, Massachusetts Cannabis Research Labs.
National Conference of State Legislatures: "State of medical Marijuana Laws."
National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?"
"Drug Facts: Marijuana," "How Does Marijuana Produce Its Effects?"
"How Does Marijuana Use Affect Your Brain and Body?"
ProCon.org: "22 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC"
National Institutes of Health: "Distribution of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) on sensory nerve fibers and adnexal structures in human skin."
U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Dronabinol," "Nabilone."
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