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mat_c hepatitis (fatal-and[nonfata_)_ The list of sublethal tox#c reactions
also underscores just how dangerous Dantr_um cad be. The POR, in part, norms.
Dantrium commonly causes weakness, general malaiseand fatigue and goeson:to
note the drug can also cause constipation, GI bleeding, anorexia, gastri.c irrita-.
tion, abdom_[na] cramp-s ,. speech disturbances,seiz.ore, visual d#sturbances,
diplopia, tachycard_a., erratic-blood pressure, menta_ confusion, #linica'_ d. epres-
sion, renal disturbances, mya]gia, feelings of suffocation and death due to
29. The adverse effects associated with Lioresal baclofen are somewhat
less severe, but include possibly lethal consequences, even when the drug is
properly prescribed and taken as directed. The range of sublethal toxic reactions
is similar to those found with Dantrium.
' 30. Norman E. Zinberg, NOD., one of Dr. Waif's eo'lleagues in the 1968
study mentioned in finding 2, above, accepts marijuana as being safe for use
under medical supervision° Lf it were available by prescription he would use it
for appropria£e patients.
3!. Lester Grinspoon, N.D., practicing psychiatrist, researcher and
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, accepts marijuana as
safe for use under-medical supervisions He be]ieves its safety is its greatest
advantage as a medicine in appropriate cases.
":32. Ted H. Mikuriya, M.D.: a psychiatrist practicing in Berkley,
California who treats substance abusers as inpatients and outpatients, accepts
marijuana as safe for use under medical supervision.
33. Richard D. North, M.D., who has treated Robert Randall for glaucoma
with marijuana for nine years, accepts marijuana as safe for use by his patient
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