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 They all accepted smokingmarijuana as effective in controlling chemotherapy-
 _. induced nausea and vomiting° They were interested t.o see the results of the
 cookieS. . -:
 32. Sgon this. child was riding a tricycle _n the hallways of the
 ,.:Spokane hosgi, tai shortly after his chemotherapy treatments while other children
 there _ere stillvomiting-into pans, tied to intervenous bottles in an attempt
 to re-hydrate them, to replace the _iquids they _ere vomiting up. Parents of
 some of the other patients asked the parents of this _live]y '_ child how he seemed
 to tolerate his chemotherapy so _ell. They told of the marijuana use. Of those
 parents who began giving marijuana to their children, none ever reported back
 encountering any adverse side effects° In the vast majority of these cases, the
 other parents reported significant reduction in their chi_dren's vomiting and
 appetite stimulation as the result of marijuanas The staff, doctors and nurses
 at the hospita_ knew of this passing on of information about marijuana to other
 parents. They approved. They never told the first parents to hide their son's
 medicinal use of ma_'ijuana. They accepted the effectiveness of the cookies and
 the tea containing marijuana.
 33. The first child's cancer went _ato remission, Then it returned
 and spread° Emotionally drained, the parents moved the! family back to San.
 Diego, California to be f_ear their own parents. Their son was admitted to a
 hospita] °in San Diego. The parents informed the doctors, nurses and social
 workers there of their son's therapeutic use of marijuana. No one objected.
 The child's doctor in San O_ego strongly supported the parent's giving marijuana
 to him. Here in-Cal.ifornia, as in Spokane, other parents noticed the striking
 d i fference between thei r chi _dren after chemotherarpy and the fi rst child.
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