Marijuana Therapy

Blum, David
September 1978
New Republic;9/16/78, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p6
Focuses on the government-sponsored research programs that allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Ranking of marijuana with heroin as a dangerous and medically useless drug by federal drug laws; Court struggle of Bob Randall, who has glaucoma, for legal access to marijuana which made him a media hero; Agencies and committees that have converged on the issue of whether and how to supply marijuana as medicine; Scientists' study of the effect of tetrahydrocannabinol, the therapeutic ingredient in marijuana, on illnesses ranging from anorexia nervosa to epilepsy; Attempt of the White House to reform the marijuana laws and regulations.


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