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 is safer than aspirin _- an over-the-counter drug that is not
 even scheduled, but kills hundreds of individuals each year. 9-8/
 Many of the Government's own affiants accepted
 marijuana as safe. For instances Dr_ Richard Gralla testified
 that _I don't have too much trouble wi_ the safety of the
 cannabinoids in general, m_/
 In conclusion, as Dr. Petro testified_ to a large
 extents FDA, by approving Marinol (synthetic THC) as a _safe n
 drug, has, at the same time, acknowledged that marijuana is also
 safe. !00/ Regarding this matter, the Physician's Desk Reference
 declares: uFor practical purposes, the non-therapeutic effects
 of dranabinol (synthetic THC) may be considered essentially
 identical to those of marijuana, and other centrally active
 cannabinoids, mlg_i/ This language, Dr. Petro noted, constitutes
 FDA-approved labeling for Marinol. AQ2-/ Based upon this
 information, Petro concludes_ _Marijuana very definitely # is safe
 under medical supervision.
 In s_im_ there is overwhelming evidence demonstrating
 marijuanaSs safety under medical supervi_siono Marijuana,
 therefore_ plainly satisfies any safety requirement for
 reclassification to Schedule If.
 ___/ I do at II_241 & I1-242.
 __/ Affidavit of Dro Richard Gralla_ _ 67.
 l_q_/ Cross-examination of Dr. Denis Petro, Tr. 6_182 & 6-183_
 19_i/ _o at 6_166o
 _0_/ _o at 6-169.
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