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Despite this discouraging starts I Continued
to contact individuals and organizations
seeking additional information. Many of the.
people with whom I spoke wer_ sympathetic and
did not question my use of marijuana to con-
trol glaucoma_ However, few knew how I
could go about gaining legal access to
mariJ_W_ for use in a routine of medical
Dtiring the past year, Mr. Caz_ has made a major effort
to secure licit access _- with the help of Dr° Merritt -- through
the FDA aCompassionate IND _ method. Despite nearly a year of
effort, Mr. Carr still has not gained access to licit marijuana.
CazT noted that he is spending nearly $400 a month on phone calls
to the FDA and other federal agencies in an effort to gain licit
access to marijuana. 6-9-I/ With respect to securing illicit
marijuana off the streets Ed Cart remarked:
For several years I continued to try to
obtain marijuana to try to meet my medical
needs. But the cost is prohibitive and there
are t_ when marijuana is very hard to
The plight of Ed Carts who recently watched his father
go blind from glaucoma, 9_Q-_/ is particularly compelling. After
several trips to North Carolina to see Dr. Merritt, Mr. Carr
still has no licit access to marijuana.
At this point I decided to go it alone. Dr.
-_ Merritt_s study clearly showed that marijuana
significantly reduced my lOP. He had pro-
vided me with a small amount of legal
____Q/ /__. at _ 16.
/Lql/ Cross examination of Edward Cart, Tr. 9-59.
__q_/ Affidavit of Edward Cart at _ 39.
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