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

Perhaps the American Medical Assn. is recommending a review of the
demonized weed because there are stacks of scientific research that
show it has numerous benefits and few side effects, not to mention
anecdotal evidence.

Has Gottlieb ever spoken to a cancer or AIDS patient who uses it?
They usually prefer inhaled pot over Marinol because they can't adjust
the dosage in pill form. The great irony is that the "legal pot pill"
gets you more stoned than its inhaled parent. As for this sending the
wrong message: Does prescribing opiates for those in chronic pain send
a message that heroin is a desirable party drug?