Pubdate: Wed, 21 Jan 2004
Source: Reporter, The (Fond du Lac, WI)
Copyright: 2004 Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
Author: Richard Steeb


In his op-ed "Law allows medical marijuana in capsule form," Darold A.
Treffert, M.D. correctly points out that Marinol is available by
prescription, and is Schedule II. He is drastically wrong in assuming
that smoking is the preferred or only method to administer raw
cannabis for medicinal use; the FDA has approved the Volcano vaporizer
for human trials.

Anyone familiar with the origins of cannabis prohibition will find the
interminable "research" that is always called for extremely ironic, in
the face of the hysterical propaganda that led to its prohibition and
removal from the USP in the 1930s.

Those who make their living from prohibition and/or "recovery" are
hardly unbiased in their opinions... Humanity would benefit by more
research into the harm caused by prohibition; and should allow those
who "think" they benefit from the least toxic medicinal herb on the
planet to live in peace.

Richard Steeb

San Jose, Calif.
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