Pubdate: Sun, 08 Apr 2001
Source: Medford Mail Tribune (OR)
Copyright: 2001 The Mail Tribune
Author: Janek Gala


Marijuana's therapeutic uses are well documented in the modern 
scientific literature.

Marijuana has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea induced 
by cancer chemotherapy, stimulating appetites in AIDS patients and 
reducing intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma.

There is appreciable evidence that marijuana reduces muscle 
spasticity in patients with neurological disorders. A synthetic THC 
capsule is available by prescription, but it is not as effective as 
smoked marijuana for many patients. Pure THC may also produce more 
unpleasant psychoactive side effects than smoked marijuana. Many 
people use marijuana as a medicine today, despite it being illegal. 
In doing so, they risk arrest and imprisonment.

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