Cannabis Research

Cannabis is effective medicine

Cannabis has been shown to treat the symptoms of cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/all
Cannabis has been shown to treat the symptoms of HIV/AIDS
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0033961
Cannabis has been shown to treat neuropathic pain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2950205/
Cannabis has been shown to be very effective at preventing seizures
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/
Cannabis has been shown to be effective treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2012/07/11/jnnp-2012-302468
Cannabis has been shown to be effective at treating symptoms of autism
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37570-y

Cannabis legalization leads to safer communities

States with medical marijuana laws have 25% fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses and 15%-30% lower substance abuse admissions.
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4005
Legalizing cannabis lead to reductions in rape and property crime, likely due to people substituting cannabis for more dangerous drugs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268118300386
Teen use of cannabis has not increased nationally as more states legalize
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/18drugpr.pdf?link_id=1&can_id=8324a27d0deecb424d22ad3e0639f88d&source=email-nih-teen-marijuana-rates-not-increasing-despite-legalization&email_referrer=email_468242&email_subject=nih-teen-marijuana-rates-not-increasing-despite-legalizationhttps://data.calschls.org/resources/Biennial_State_1517.pdf
Legalizing medical marijuana was associated with a 19.5% reduction in the expected number of workplace fatalities among workers aged 25-44
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30092547/medical-marijuana-laws-and-workplace-fatalities-in-the-united-states
45% of medical cannabis patients were able to stop using anti-anxiety medications within 6 months of beginning cannabis therapy
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/can.2018.0020

Cannabis reduces risk of some diseases

“data strongly suggest that THC could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease through multiple functions and pathways”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024327
Cannabis users were less likely to develop diabetes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25978795
Cannabis use was associated with lower fasting insulin levels
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23684393

Cannabis is safe

Cannabis has never caused an overdose death
http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20030918/marijuana-smoking-doesnt-kill
Cannabis doesn’t lead to brain deterioration (unlike alcohol)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28646566
Unlike tobacco, cannabis use does not lead to worse lung function
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2526003
Cannabis use does not lead to IQ loss
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/01/13/1516648113
Cannabis use does not lead to emphysema or lung cancer
https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201212-127FR
Cannabis legalization does not lead to more fatal vehicle accidents
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303848

Legalization would help the Wisconsin economy

Cannabis legalization would raise $130 billion/year in tax revenue for Wisconsin
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/fe/ab482/ab482_DOR.pdf
Cannabis legalization created over 18,000 jobs in Colorado in 2015
http://www.mjpolicygroup.com/pubs/MPG%20Impact%20of%20Marijuana%20on%20Colorado-Final.pdf