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The vaporizer produces THC-vapor at a temperature of 200 C. (392 F.) while completely eliminating three measured toxins – benzene, a known carcinogen, plus toluene and naphthalene.
Carbon monoxide and smoke tars were both qualitatively reduced by the vaporizer



A chronology of cannabis




Cultivating cannabis:




2005 Symposium on the Cannabinoids June 23rd - 28th, 2005

The International Cannabinoid Research Society is dedicated to research in all fields relating to the Cannabinoids, from receptor studies and medicinal chemistry to treatment and prevention of marijuana abuse.

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Medicinal Cannabis: The Netherlands

    Office of Medicinal Cannabis
  • The Office of Medicinal Cannabis is the organisation of the Dutch Governement which is responsible for the production of cannabis for medical and scientifical purposes.
    The Office delivers medicinal cannabis of high quality. The office has the monopoly of the trade in cannabis. Due to an international treaty the Netherlands are obliged to organize its Office this way. The OMC has also the monopoly on the import and export of cannabis and cannabisresin and the OMC decideds about the exemptions of posession of cannabis and cannabisresin.

    The OMC supplies the following products and services:
  • Cannabis for medicinal purposes:
    • In the Netherlands exclusively to pharmacies, pharmacy-holding GP's, hospitals and veterinarians
    • The OMC is willing to deliver also outside the Netherlands in case the autorities of that perticular country agree on that.
  • Cannabis for scientifical research.
  • Import and export of cannabis and cannabisresin.
  • Opiumact exemptions for cannabis and cannabisresin.

    Telefoon: +31-(0)70 - 340 5113
    Faxnummer: +31-(0)70 - 340 7426

    Mail adress:
    Bureau voor Medicinale Cannabis
    P.O. box 16114
    2500 BC The Hague

Together with the Health Inspection (IGZ) the OMC will supervise that the medicinal cannabis is not used illegaly.


Dutch measures to control medical grade marijuana: facilitating clinical trials
From Vol 35 Drug Information Journal 481 by W.K. Scholten. 2001

The Opium Act: Decree of 9 December 2002 containing implementation rules pursuant to the Opium Act (Opium Act Decree)

International Association for Cannabis as Medicine
The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. This links to the IACM website.

Medical Cannabis in the Netherlands
A change of the Dutch law on controlled substances (Opium Act) took effect on 17 March 2003. It includes regulations for applications regarding the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes and guidelines for cultivating cannabis. The laws and regulations relating to this change can be downloaded from here.


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2005 IACM 3rd Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine:

in Leiden, on 9-10 September 2005, The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine in cooperation with the Office for Medicinal Cannabis of the Dutch Health Ministry and the University of Leiden would like to invite you to participate in the 2005 Meeting of the IACM on September 9-10, 2005 at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
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