This Research Guide is a starting place for research relating to the medical use of cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, and its many variations. It is designed to provide direction regarding dispensary operations, the law, pharmacology and chronic pain and/or illness with regard to marijuana.
Chemistry, effects and emerging therapeutic benefits for chronic pain and illness
Political and socio-economic influences on marijuana laws
Regulations/Implications surrounding cannabis
Potential Economic Windfalls of Hemp, CBD, Marijuana
Marijuana (cannabis) is a complex issue in today's health, economic, legal and government sectors. Understanding the term "marijuana" and its alternate variations of chemical components, is a starting point for understanding its role in today's society. Marijuana's history, particularly in the U.S., is not only informative but also eye-opening.
Marijuana research is an excellent demonstration of BIAS (in favor of or against something), especially when evaluating source information. Not sure if a source of information is accurate, current, reliable, authoritative, and fact-based? Ask an Oakton librarian for help! You can also click on our Fake News Guide for additional information.