Pubdate: Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Source: Galveston County Daily News (TX)
Copyright: 2007 Galveston Newspapers, Inc.
Author: Bruce Mirken


A University of California study, published in the Feb. 13 issue of 
the journal "Neurology,"  shows that smoked marijuana is a safe, 
effective treatment for a type of debilitating nerve pain that 
afflicts many HIV/AIDS patients.

This is the final nail in the coffin of government claims that there 
is "no evidence"  showing marijuana to be a safe, effective medicine.

It's time for our government to wake up and end its pointless crusade 
against medical marijuana.

Sadly, the Bush administration's response was to dismiss this 
important study with false claims about marijuana's alleged dangers.

If the administration is unwilling to let medical marijuana policy be 
governed by science, Congress must act without delay.

Bruce Mirken

Director of Communications Marijuana Policy Project

Washington, D.C.
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