Conflicting Reports on Marihuana and Health (1981–1982)

  • A. S. Relman


During the 1970s, the Research Institute of the University of Mississippi, Pharmacological Sciences, under the direction of Coy Waller and Carlton Turner, undertook the monumental task of collating and annotating all research papers on marihuana published between 1964 and 1979. They assembled 5715 entries in two dictionary-sized volumes. Three independent scientific bodies made a general evaluation of these findings: the Scientific Council of the American Medical Association (AMA, 1981), a task force from both the World Health Organization and the Addiction Research Foundation of Toronto (WHO-ARE, 1981), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Sciences, 1982.


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