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 At the same time that Congress passed the CSA, it also
 created the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse.
 See, 2] U.S.C. 801 (note). In its first year, the NationaJ
 Commission was directed to conduct a comprehensive study of
 marijuana and to issue a report to Congress and the pubJic on its
 findings. During its second year, the National Commission was
 directed to {ook at a wide variety of drugs of abuse, to make
 similar findings, and to update its first year's report. See,
 First Report of the National Commission, Marihuana: A Signal of
 Misunderstanding (Mar° 1972).
 The Nationat Commission investigated many aspects of
 marijuana use, conducted hearings, both formal and informal,
 reviewed the existing research which had been done on marijuana
 in this country and in other countries, and itse}f commissioned
 more than sixty research projects in areas where additional
 information was needed. Members of the Commission atso travelled
 to more than thirty countries as part of their research. The
 Commission's First Report concluded at pgso 56-67:
 A Jarge amount of research has been performed
 in man and animals regarding the immediate
 effect of marihuana on bodiJy processes. No
 conclusive evidence exits of any physical
 damage, disturbances of bodiEy processes or
 proven human fatalities attributable soJely
 to even very high doses of marihuana.

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