Pubdate: Wed, 27 Feb 2002
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2002 Chicago Tribune Company
Author: Jeff Meyers


Oak View, Calif. -- It shouldn't surprise anybody that a marijuana 
derivative fails to live up to the real thing's reputation for producing 
the munchies ("Marijuana derivative fails appetite test," Health & Family, 
Feb. 17).

Dronabinol contains only one of marijuana's many chemicals.

Many studies show that AIDS patients prefer marijuana over synthetics, both 
as a pain reliever and appetite stimulant.

The only thing the Mayo Clinic study really proves is the lunacy and 
hypocrisy of the federal government's ideologically inspired marijuana 

If marijuana is not medicine, how can dronabinol be medicine?
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