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NCJ Number: 121400 Find in a Library
Title: Marijuana, Medicine and the Law: Volume 1
Editor(s): R C Randall
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 501
Sponsoring Agency: Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (ACT)
Washington, DC 20009
Galen Press
Washington, DC 20009
Multidisciplinary Assoc for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Sarasota, FL 33582
Publication Number: ISBN 0-936485-02-7
Sale Source: Galen Press
P.O. Box 53318
Washington, DC 20009
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since 1970, marijuana has been legally controlled under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug which is defined as a drug having no accepted medical use in the United States and considered unsafe for use under medical supervision.
Abstract: Those seeking marijuana's reclassification argue that it has important medical uses and should more properly be defined as a Schedule II drug, that is, a drug legally recognized as having an accepted medical use in the United States and considered safe for use under medical supervision. This book provides readers samples of direct testimony on the question of marijuana's availability for medical applications through Court-ordered hearings before the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1987. Decisions reached as a result of these hearings will determine how our society views marijuana for the remainder of this century, and how our culture balances the legitimate medical needs of patients with grave physical disorders against the government's use of legal prohibitions to control social drug use. Diseases which are discussed in terms of their treatment with marijuana include: Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Chronic Pain, Glaucoma, and Skin Disorders.
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing; Marijuana
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Drug research; Medical research
Note: Arguments and decisions may be found in Volume II of the same title.
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