Pubdate: Tue, 10 Mar 1998
Date: 10/03/1998
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Gregory Wentzel
Note: Headline by MAP

Gottlieb should develop the first requirement of being a useful
physician: the ability to objectively evaluate facts.

Marijuana is a relatively safe drug with few minor side

The worst "side effect" is the possibility of criminalization by the
justice system. Marijuana has a 5,000-year recorded history of being
used for its therapeutic benefits: relaxation, euphoria and pain relief.

One might think that doctors and medical students might appreciate
those benefits. If someday I need marijuana to treat nausea, vomiting
or pain from any cause, I certainly would give it a try, rather than
those toxic, synthetic substances that can be had in any pharmacy or
grocery store.