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 will die as a result of drug induced toxicity. A
 number of researchers have attempted to determine
 marijuana_s LD-50 rating in test animals, without
 success. Simply stated, researchers have been unable
 to give animals enough marijuana to induce death°
 15. In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer
 than many foods we commonly consume° For exampler
 eating ten raw potatoes carl result in a toxic response.
 By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat
 enough marijuana to induce death°
 16. 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
 Id. at 56-59.
 2. Report of the National
 Research Council of the
 National Academy of Sciences.
 In 1982_ the National Research Council's Committee on
 Substance Abuse and Habitual Behavior published its reportf
 entitled An Analysis of Marijuana Policy (1982)o The Committee
 was composed of 18 experts in several relevant disciplines.
 After evaluating the available data regarding marijuana, the
 Committee recommended the immediate decriminalization of
 marijuana and in the long run its regulation and taxation. The
 Committee found no clear evidence that marijuana use leads to any
 long-term health consequences. Id. at 5o In additiong the
 Committee concluded that no causal relationship had been
 established between marijuana use and undesirable behavior. Id.

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