Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis and Cannabinoids

A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature

Sixth Edition

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

«Cannabinoids have a remarkable safety record, particularly when compared to other therapeutically active substances. Most significantly, the consumption of marijuana – regardless of quantity or potency — cannot induce a fatal overdose. According to a 1995 review prepared for the World Health Organization, “There are no recorded cases of overdose fatalities attributed to cannabis, and the estimated lethal dose for humans extrapolated from animal studies is so high that it cannot be achieved by … users.»