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still use marijuana to treat their e_esis. Oncologists_
researchers_ and physicians throughout the United States accept
marijuana's use in treatment and agree it is generally accepted
throughout the medical community° State governments and
prominent legal organizations have also accepted marijuana_s
'_ medical.utility_ demanding that it be reclassified under the
Controlled Substances Act and made available to patients on a
prescription basis_ Finally_ the general public also accepts
_ marijuana as medicine Two polis_ conducted in the states of
Nebraska and Pennsylvania, revealed that more than eighty percent
of the. respondents favored prescription access to marijuana. 2_2J
i0o Marijuana Xs Safe For Use Under Medical
Zumervisio_ nce e o e_taDy.
Overwhelming evidence has been produced in this case
showing that marijuana is a safe drug under medical supervision
for the treatment of emesis associated with cancer chemotherapy.
Historical reports of marlDuana s medical use suggest that it is
a safe drug. No significant adverse effects of marijuana smoking
under medical supervision have been introduced into evidence.
Despite extensive testings only minor side effects have been
encountered by the significantly large population of cancer
patients that have used the drug°. Studies demonstrate that the
drug can be safely administered under medical supervision for
treatment of emesis. Finally, clinicians and researchers agree
_/ Redirect of Alice O_Leary_ Tro 5_128 & 5-129.
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