Pubdate: Fri, 06 Sep 2002
Source: Copenhagen Post, The (Denmark)
Copyright: 2002 The Copenhagen Post


Some of the country's leading medical specialists and researchers are 
trying to produce a synthetic cannabis substitute that will hopefully 
relieve the pains and spasms of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. Researchers 
on the project have now concluded that the cost of the pill will actually 
be far greater than just administering plain cannabis or marijuana - both 
of which are still illegal in this country. According to early projections, 
a year's supply of the new pill will cost DKK 65,000. Patients claim that, 
for the same amount, they could purchase 1.3kilos of cannabis or marijuana, 
the equivalent of four grams per day, and far in excess of what is required.
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