VanEman, Karen 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US NC: PUB LTE: Legislature Needs To Legalize Medical MarijuanaSat, 19 Jun 2010
Source:Asheville Citizen-Times (NC) Author:VanEman, Karen Area:North Carolina Lines:36 Added:06/19/2010

In spite of opposition from the Drug Enforcement Administration and other "drug warriors," marijuana can bring relief to a variety of medical conditions, especially migraines and cancer chemo nausea. I had to resort to synthetic THC, but it was not helpful in dealing with my reactions to the chemo I had to take for my brain tumor.

In 1989, the DEA's administrative judge, Francis L. Young, ruled in favor of moving marijuana to Schedule II, where it could be used under a doctor's care. He wrote: "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. . It would be unreasoning, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefit of this substance in light of the evidence on record."

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