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  1. Medical Marijuana 2010: It's Time to Fix the Regulatory Vacuum.Peter J. Cohen - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (3):654-666.
    This article examines the history of assigning a banned status to medical marijuana; describes the politics of medical marijuana research; provides evidence of the scientifically demonstrated efficacy and safety of Cannabis for certain pathologic conditions; analyzes several vaguely worded state statutes governing the recommendation, distribution, and use of “medical marijuana” that render its use open to abuse; and recommends the development and enforcement of statutory and regulatory reforms that would bring state oversight of this drug into agreement with stringent federal (...)
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    Untreated Addiction Imposes an Ethical Bar to Recruiting Addicts for Non-Therapeutic Studies of Addictive Drugs.Peter J. Cohen - 2002 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 30 (1):73-81.
    The mental illness of substance dependence or addiction is responsible for major economic, social, and personal costs. If we are to elucidate its etiology, understand its mechanisms, and eventually bring it under control, scientific investigation is essential. Research in animals and humans has enhanced our understanding of this disease through examination of genetic, neurophysiological, biochemical, and behavioral factors. But because animals cannot verbalize their subjective responses to drugs and because significant symptoms of addiction cannot be observed in non-drug-dependent humans, it (...)
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    Untreated Addiction Imposes an Ethical Bar to Recruiting Addicts for Non-Therapeutic Studies of Addictive Drugs.Peter J. Cohen - 2002 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 30 (1):73-81.
    The mental illness of substance dependence or addiction is responsible for major economic, social, and personal costs. If we are to elucidate its etiology, understand its mechanisms, and eventually bring it under control, scientific investigation is essential. Research in animals and humans has enhanced our understanding of this disease through examination of genetic, neurophysiological, biochemical, and behavioral factors. But because animals cannot verbalize their subjective responses to drugs and because significant symptoms of addiction cannot be observed in non-drug-dependent humans, it (...)
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    Medical Marijuana 2010: It's Time to Fix the Regulatory Vacuum.Peter J. Cohen - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (3):654-666.
    Washington, D.C.’s City Council has recently taken the first step towards legalizing the use of “medical marijuana” in accordance with the provisions of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998. This action was not overruled by the United States Congress within the 30-day deadline imposed by the District of Columbia’s Home Rule Statute. The Council is now crafting regulations that will govern the therapeutic and palliative use of this drug with the goal of avoiding some of the (...)
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    The Placebo Is Not Dead Three Historical Vignettes.Peter J. Cohen - 1998 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 20 (2/3):6.
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    A shooting on capitol hill: "The Ruby satellite system," mental illness, and failure of the american legal system.Peter J. Cohen - 2001 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (4):391-400.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11.4 (2001) 391-400 [Access article in PDF] Bioethics Inside the Beltway A Shooting on Capitol Hill: "The Ruby Satellite System," Mental Illness, and Failure of the American Legal System Peter J. Cohen On 24 July 1998, Russell Eugene Weston, Jr., stormed the United States Capitol, forced his way through a security checkpoint, bypassed a metal detector, and entered the office complex of Representative Tom (...)
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  7. Addiction, molecules and morality: Disease does not obviate responsibility.Peter J. Cohen - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (1):21 – 23.
    The author comments on the article “The neurobiology of addiction: Implications for voluntary control of behavior,‘ by S. E. Hyman. The author agrees with Hyman that debate persists whether addiction is a brain disease or a moral condition. The author states that Hyman has not fully answered the question of when addicted persons are responsible for what they do. The author also suggests that addiction is a brain disease and therapy can improve the symptoms of this life-threatening syndrome. Accession Number: (...)
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    Failure to conduct a placebo-controlled trial may be unethical.Peter J. Cohen - 2002 - American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2):24.
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    Just deserts?Peter J. Cohen - 2007 - Hastings Center Report 37 (3):5-6.
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    Medical Marijuana.Peter J. Cohen - 2003 - Hastings Center Report 33 (2):4.
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    Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Use, and Public Policy: Expert Opinion or Vox Populi ?Peter J. Cohen - 2006 - Hastings Center Report 36 (3):19-22.
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    Required Reconsideration of "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Orders in the Operating Room and Certain Other Treatment Settings.Cynthia B. Cohen & Peter J. Cohen - 1992 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 20 (4):354-363.
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    Required Reconsideration of "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Orders in the Operating Room and Certain Other Treatment Settings.Cynthia B. Cohen & Peter J. Cohen - 1992 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 20 (4):354-363.
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    Required "Volunteers" for Human Investigations— Just Say No!Peter J. Cohen - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (1):55-57.
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