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The AAO Report articulates such a distorted, clinically
• irrational and patently silly approach to the sober assessment of
d_g safety that it is utterly irrelevant to any sane and
meaningful balancing of the risks and benefits of marijuana's use
within a physician supervised proqram of medical care.
-_ Keith Green tells Mr. Zeese to keep the several dozen
drug_induced patient deaths attributed 'to timolol #in perspec-
tive_ then loses all sense of perspective by alleging that
marijuana is unsafe for use in the reduction of intraocular
pressure because smoking marijuana migh_ have some clinically
insignificant affect on sperm production. _8-3-/
Similarly_ Green and Spaeth assert marijuana_ smoked
over a period of years, might cause cancer. _8_/ This assertion
is made without reference to any meaningful clinical support.
The Alliance could just as easily allege -- absent any clinical
proof to the contrary =- that twenty years of chronic timol01 use
causes one's big toe to fall off. The only difference in these
types of unsupported claims is that billions of doses of
marijuana have been smoked by hundreds of millions of human
beings for thousands of years. During that entire period there
..... i_ have been no clinically confirmed reports of a cannabis-induced
fatality resulting from cancer.
Unlike timolol -_ which has only been available for
...... _ human use for a decade -- for which there is no data on truly
5_/ Affidavit of Keith Green, Ph. Do, at 6-7. Green presents
a number of potential adverse effects_
i_ 584/ ___. Affidavit of Dr. George 8paeth_ p. 12.
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