Last week, Michael Bloomberg called medical cannabis “one of the greatest hoaxes of all time,” ignoring countless scientific studies  that have shown the plant’s usefulness in treating everything from cancer to HIV. We figured the mayor could use some brushing up, so we sent a packet of summer reading to his Upper East Side townhouse. Here’s what we gave him:

-Journal of Leukocyte Biology: Attenuation of HIV-1 Replication in Macrophages by Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Agonists,” May 2013

-The New England Journal of Medicine: Medicinal Use of Marijuana,” February 2013

-IZA Discussion Papers: High on Life? Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicide,” January 2012

-National Cancer Institute: Cannabis and Cannabinoids,” March 2013

-The Journal of the American Medical Association: Association Between Marijuana Exposure and Pulmonary Function Over 20 Years,” January 2012