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 cigarettes have an important, clear advantage over synthetic THC capsules in
 that the natural marijuana is inhaled and general_y 1:ake.s effect more quickly
 -: than-the synthetic capsule which is ingested and must be processed through the
 digestive system before it takes effect.:
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  4. Attempting to orally administer the synthetic THC-capsule to a :
 vomiting patientpresents obvious problems - it is vo,_ted rightlback up before
 it can have any effects
 5. Many physicians_ some engaged in medical practice and some teaching
 in medical schools, have accepted smoking marijuana as effective in controlling
 or reducing the severe _ausea and vomiting (emesis) experienced by some cancer
 patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancers
 6. Such physicians include board_cert_fied _nternists, oncologists
 and psychiatrists. {Oncology is the treatment of cancer through the use of
 highly toxic chemicals, or chemotherapy.)
 7. Doctors who have come to accept the usefu:qness of marijuana in
 contro}1_ng or ceducing emesis resulting from chemotherapy have done so as the
 result of reading reports of studies and anecdotal reports in their professional
 literature, and as the result of observing patients _nd listening to reports
 directly from patients.
 8. Some cancer patients who have acknowledged to doctors that they
 smoke marijuana for emesis control have indicated in their discussions that,
 although they may have first smoked marijuana recreationaIIy, they accidentally
 found that doing se he]ped reduce _he emesis resulting from their chemotherapy.
 They consistently indicated that they felt better and got symptomatic relief
 from the intense nausea and vomiting causedby the chemotherapy. These patients
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