In addition to compiling articles and research, we have also compiled a list resources such as policy documents and organizations who have a similar mission to speak out against cannabis.
Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center
While not focused on cannabis, this site does provide information on thirdhand exposure, which they define as "secondhand smoke gases and particles that stick to and become embedded in materials and objects, like carpet, walls, furniture, blankets, and toys. Thirdhand smoke is not strictly smoke, but chemicals that adhere to objects from which they can release back into the air or accumulate in house dust."
International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC)
IASIC counters the pervasive misperception of the safety of marijuana by international experts who provide science, data and clinical expertise. This non-partisan and non-political group is developed, organized, and guided by doctors. They hope science guides policies that protect the public and create informed decision making. (Description taken from ISIAC website).
Parents Opposed to Pot
Parents Opposed to Pot wants to “offset the hype promoting marijuana and present a more realistic message exposing the harms of this drug.” They discuss the dangers of the drug, as well as the problems with legalization, including financial problems, environmental and safety issues, poor regulation, and more.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
SAM’s primary focus is educating the public about the harms of marijuana legalization—a policy which has consistently placed corporate profits and addiction ahead of public health. They draw many parallels between the tactics of Big Tobacco and tactics of the modern cannabis industry. SAM holds webinars and trainings and provides opportunities for individuals to take action, such as writing to senators about cannabis-related issues.
Hosted by Dr. Roneet Lev, this podcast discusses many of the medical dangers of marijuana and features many guests with medical expertise. Dr. Lev is an emergency and addiction doctor who has served as the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Policy & Legislation
Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA)
Oregon's Clean Indoor Air Act state that "all workplaces and enclosed public places must be smoke, vapor and aerosol free." It further more states that "the ICAA applies to smoking, vaporizing and aerosolizing of inhalants in and around public places and places of employment." This includes "nicotine or cannabinoids, such as marijuana."
Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach
Written by a group of doctors, scientists and academics and edited by Dr. Kenneth Finn, this book covers extensive medical literature on the effect of cannabis on organ systems and psychiatric health, current information on marijuana and suicide and use by pregnant and breast-feeding women, and ineffectiveness in treating any pain other than neuropathic pain. Palliative medicine is the most promising application of cannabis as medicine. Read a thorough review on the Parents Opposed to Pot website.