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_e 1986 Re_o_
The most recent report by the Panel filed in these
proceedings covers. 1986o The report notes:
Since its beginning, over 2_000 patients have
received THC or smoked marijuana, and the
majority benefitted substantially in the
relief of their nausea and'vomitingo Thus,
-_the Panel has met the _compassiona_gccess#
aspect of its legislative mandate_ _I
Tae Panel states, _Marijuana, or at least one of its
..... active constituents, [THC] has been sho_ to be an effective
antiemetic for many cancer chemotherapy patients .... x2___/
The Panel provides the following vital statistics in
its 1986 report:
A total of 101 patients have received 210
treatments with marijuana cigarettes. Data
from 101 patients who smoked cigarettes as.
their first treatment in the Cannabis Program
have been reviewed. There were slightly more
males (n=58; 57.4%) °than females (43; 42.5%).
Patients ranged in age from 20 to 75 (median
age 48). The most common cancer sites were
the testis (n=lg; 18_78%) tracheas bronchus
and luna (n=18; 17.8%); and ovary (n=16;
15.8%) o2 _!7
Based on its evaluation of this group, the Panel
reports these results:
[o]ver half of the physicians (n=58; 58_6%)
• rated marijuana cigarettes very or moderately
" effective. _his is especial____couraain_
s. inc@ almost three_ourths o[ t_e_pat!en__ts
295/ DEA General Exhibit, Seventeenth Amnual Report of the
Research Advisory Panels 1986, to the Governor & Legislature,
CRAP, San Francisco, 1987, at I.
2___/ /_. at 2.
_._l/ .,T_- at I0.
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