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 their regular medicines while trying marijuanas the damage
 could be irreversible° It is a cruel hoax to offer false
 hope to desperately ill people_
 Those who insist marijuana has medical uses would serve
 society better by promoting or sponsoring more legitimate
 scientific research_ rather than throwing their timer money
 and rhetoric into lobbying_ public relations campaigns and
 perennial litigation.
 Clarification of Currently___c_p_9_IMe_a_Use
 The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 divides the
 universe of all drugs of abuse into five sets or schedules°
 Drugs in Schedule I are subject to the most severe controls,
 because they have a high potential for abuse and no
 currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United
 States. 21 U.S.Co 812(b) (i)o Drugs of abuse which have
 currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United
 States are placed in Schedules II_ III, IV and Vo
 Regrettably, the Controlled Substances Act does not speak
 directly to what is meant by '_currently accepted medical
 use, _
 A century before the Controlled Substances Act was
 enacted_ the determination of what drugs to accept as
 medicine was totally democratic and totally standardless.
 Each patient and each physician was free to decide for
 himself_ often based on no more than anecdotal evidence.

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