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Independently Funded Studies Receiving Research Grade Marijuana - 1999 to present

Revised June 2014

Researchers seeking marijuana from the government managed marijuana farm, who are not seeking NIH funding, must have their projects cleared through a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) scientific review panel. They must also obtain an approved IND application from the Food and Drug Administration (for human studies) as well as a Drug Enforcement Administration registration for a Schedule I controlled substance (for all studies.) More information on the process can be found here.

Below is a list of these independently funded research projects cleared for research grade marijuana since 1999.

  1. A pilot study of the feasibility and safety of controlled trials of medical marijuana to relieve HIV-associated distal symmetric polyneuropathy
    Investigator: Dennis Israelski, San Mateo County Health Department
  2. The acute effects of smoked cannabis in persons living with HIV/AIDS
    Investigator:  Health Canada
  3. Cannabis for the treatment of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy
    Investigator: Donald Abrams, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  4. Short-term effects of cannabis therapy on spasticity in multiple sclerosis
    Investigator: Jody Corey-Bloom, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  5. Sleep and medicinal cannabis
    Investigator: S. Drummond, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  6. Placebo-controlled double blind trial of medicinal cannabis in painful HIV neuropathy
    Investigator: R. Ellis, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  7. Impact of repeated cannabis treatment on driving abilities
    Investigator: T. Marcotte, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  8. Analgesic effects of smoked cannabis
    Investigator: M. Wallace, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  9. Efficacy of inhaled cannabis in diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Investigator: M. Wallace, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  10. Trial of the anti-nociceptive effects of smoked marijuana
    Investigator: B. Wilsey, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  11. Analgesic effects of vaporized cannabis on neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury
    Investigator: B. Wilsey, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  12. Analgesic efficacy of smoked cannabis in refractory cancer pain
    Investigator: M. Wallace, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  13. Treating chemotherapy induced delayed nausea with cannabis
    Investigator: S. Dibble, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  14. Cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis
    Investigator: M. Agius, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  15. Marijuana in combination with opioids for cancer pain
    Investigator: D. Abrams, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California at San Diego
  16. Placebo-Controlled, Triple-Blind, Randomized Crossover Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Five Different Potencies of Smoked or Vaporized Marijuana in 50 Veterans with Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Investigator:  Rick Doblin, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
     

This page was last updated June 2014

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