Pubdate: Sun, 09 May 1999
Source: Oregonian, The (OR)
Copyright: 1999 The Oregonian
Contact:  1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-294-4193
Author: Arthur Livermore
Note: Original posted

To the editor:

Dr. Benson and Dr. Watson say that "the (medical marijuana) debate should
really be about the promise of future drug development."  They fail to
address the issue that is currently preventing the development of
cannabinoid drugs:  prohibition.  How can any cannabinoid drug research and
development work be done in the private sector if it is a crime to grow


Arthur Livermore, 

Director Falcon Cove Biology Laboratory
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