Pubdate: Thu, 21 Feb 2008
Source: Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)
Copyright: 2008 The Bay Area Reporter
Author: Bruce Mirken


Ah, the irony: On the same day the B.A.R. publishes Arthur Evans's
outpouring of disgust at Milk Club members who are medical marijuana
patients (putting the term "medical marijuana" in sneer quotes to
underline his contempt) [Mailstrom, February 14], the American College
of Physicians issues a position paper calling for an end to the
federal war on medical marijuana, citing "the scientific evidence
regarding marijuana's safety and efficacy in some clinical

ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and second largest
physician group in the U.S., whose 124,000 members are specialists in
oncology, neurology, infectious diseases, and other branches of
internal medicine. ACP backs up its recommendation with 10 pages of
scientific documentation and references, including studies conducted
here in San Francisco and involving our brothers and sisters battling

Perhaps Mr. Evans needs to sneer less and educate himself more. ACP's
position paper -- online at -- is a good place to

Bruce Mirken, Director of Communications

Marijuana Policy Project

Washington, D.C.
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