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 (.5) Te_esse__e
 , In April_ 1981_ the Tennessee legislature created a law
 which established a _Marijuana as Medicine _ Programo 2_-5-_/ A 1983
 report submitted by the Tennessee Patient: Qualification Review
 Board25_6/ indicates:
 a) Forty-three patients were enrolled in the program
 but only twenty=seven were evaluable at the time of the
 report. 2___/
 b) Patients entering the program were unresponsive to
 other forms of antiemetic therapy, including oral
 c) An overall success rate of 90_4% for marijuana
 inhalation therapy and 66.7% for oral THC therapy. 2_/
 25_/_ Affidavit of Alice O_Leary, Exhibit B, at 2. H. Bo 314 was
 enacted by a vote of 77-16 in the Tennessee House and 30_2 in the
 Tennessee Senate.
 256_/ ACT Official State Reports, Vol. I!, Exhibit 17, _Annual
 Report: Evaluation of Marijuana and Tetrahydrocannabinol in the
 Treatment of Nausea and/or Vomiting Associated with Cancer
 Therapy Unresponsive to Conventional Anti-emetic Therapy:
 Efficacy and Toxicity_ u Board of Pharmacy, State of Tennessee_
 July_ 1983.
 2_// /_. at 2 o
 258/ The Tennessee program planned to place patients on
 synthetic THC pills with the understanding that patients unable
 to use the oral route would be allowed to smoke marijuana. How-
 ever, as the report notes: _Most patients referred to the PQR
 Board under this protocol had already been unsuccessfully treated
 with the THC capsules obtained through other programs; therefore_
 most of the sta_astlcs in this report deal with the results of
 the use of marijuana cigarettes o _ _. at I
 259/ Patients were randomized within three distinct age
 groupings: under 20, 20 to 40, and over 40. When smoking
 marijuana, 100% of the patients in the 20 and under, and 20 to 40
 ( continued., o )
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