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groups have been completed. Only after fundamental questions of
safety have been addressed and efficacy is evident does a drug
.... advance to Phase Iil status. ClearlyB the California protocols,
however Constrained by Schedule I regulatory requirements_
constitute an e_ctremely large scale late Phase Ill program.
The Panel submitted annual repol_cs to the California
Governor and Legislature showing the results achieved in the
program. A summarized description of _ome of these reports
The 1981 Report
In its 1981 Reports the Panel noted that the program
had increased dramatically_/ with great support from the
practitionerso _-6_9/ It also indicated that marijuana was
268/ As of December 1981_ approximately I_000 cancer patients
had been enrolled in the California Progrem, up from 50 enrolled
at the time of the last report. More than 300 oncologists from
22 counties were enrolled as investigators in the study;
approximately 55% of these had prescribed Cannabis by year end.
The THC capsules and marijuana cigarettes are maintained at 120
pharmacies throughout the state. These tdesignatedg pharmacies
may fill prescriptions for Cannabis from approved investigators
only_ ACT Official State Repolrts_ Vol. X_ Exhibit 3_ Twelfth
A_nnual Report for 1981 to the Governor & Legislatures CRAPe San
Franciscoe 1982_ at 2o
269/ Investigator Cooperation.
The large n_ber of cancer specialists
participating in the Cannabis Therapeutic
Program were by and large pleased to have
the capsules or marijuana cigarettes
available to treat the nausea and vomiting
..... experienced by their patients.
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