Pubdate: Thu, 28 Apr 2005
Source: StarPhoenix, The (CN SN)
Copyright: 2005 The StarPhoenix
Author: Moe Brondum
Bookmark: (GW Pharmaceuticals)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


Sativex, the marijuana-based spray produced by GW Pharmaceuticals, brings 
the medical marijuana debate full circle.

This product is a descendant of the universally recognized marijuana 
extracts and tinctures that were a standard part of the medical 
armamentarium until the late 1930s. The Canadian government has just 
certified that the decades of negative propagandizing about marijuana was 

Sativex is to marijuana as a cup of coffee is to coffee beans. If Sativex 
is safe and effective, marijuana is safe and effective. More than 600 
patient-years of research have established a remarkable record of safety.

Marijuana is medicine, and patients and doctors should be able to use it in 
whatever form works best for their particular situation.

Moe Brondum

North Battleford
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