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 In concluding the 1982 repot, the DeparTment states:
 The first results suggest that inhalation
 marijuana is an effective antiemetic for
 '_ .... cancer patients on some common chemo-
 therapeutic regimens .... Hence, the long_
 term plan of the state program is to expand
 the project to as many patients as possible,
 consistent with the research protocol ....
 In this ways benefit will continue to be
 _ real_zed for those patients whose disease and
 antit_or regimen _,amenable to inhalation
 marijuana therapyo _ _
 One item of particular interest in this submission can
 ,_,z, be found at Appendix B and is titled_ _Minutes of North Shore
 University Hospital Marijuana Research Committee's which recounts
 the experiences of Drs. Vinciguerra, Degnan, Tomao_ Xochen, and
 Geiss of the North Shore University Hospital on Long Island:
 A general discussion about the current status
 of antiemetic therapy for cancer chemotherapy
 was held. A review of the literature
 concerning the previous clinical studies of
 THC in cancer chemotherapy was also
 presented° Our current inhalation marijuana
 project results revealed 20 patients have
 been entered o _ . and 18 are evaluable, o
 . . Of the 18 evaluable patients, 15
 patients have had benefit. Si0_ patients felt
 that the inhalation marijuana was very
 effective. The major and most common side
 effect was sedation and euphoric reactions_
 o _ Of the 15 patients, 6 had already
 tried the oral form of THC and had not
 responded. Most of the re.ponders were less
 than 60 years of age with an age range of 20_
 70 .... Our overall initial results
 indicate substantial _$ent benefit from
 inhalatlon mari_uanao _-_"
 _40/ Id. at 9.
 241/ ACT Official State Reports_ Vol. II, Exhibit 16B, "Minutes
 of North Shore University Hospital Marijuana Research Committeem_
 at i.
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