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 non-prescribed, popular cold remedies which are often used in the
 absence of any physician supervision..
 ..... Even if the Alliance were to stipulate to all of the
 fragmentary claims alleged by DEA, _!/ none of these supposed
 unknown effects are more serious than the known adverse effects
 ....... of already approved therapies discussed in this proceeding. Nor
 do they mitigate the fact marijuana can be safety employed under
 competent medical supervision.
 One DEA exhibit speaks to the question of marijuana_s
 _safety # relative to synthetic drugs.
 So many synthetic drugs prove deceptive in
 that they are launched with emphasis on their
 value and little references to their
 drawbacks; after a decade of use and much
 controversy they find their limited place in
 therapeutics .... With cam_abis the
 reverse would seem to be the case. The drug
 ..... has been frowned upon_ officially banned,
 surreptitiously tried by many people, but the
 interest of the medical profession is slowly
 reviving, it is not impossible that a
 limited_ but respectable niche will be
 for8_ _ in therapeutics by the end
 of the century. _
 9_i/ DEA Brief _ 104-17 at 68-75. According to DEA these
 include euphorias mild sedation, numb lips, dry mouth,
 tachycardia, hypotension, pulmonary problems, immunosuppression_
 passive inhalation, reduced sperm production and other
 unspecified but suspected health risks_
 Interestingly, many of the studies cited by DEA to show
 marijuana is _unsafe x did not employ marijuana, but are, in fact_
 studies performed with THC_ (dronabinol), a Schedule il drug.
 Specifically_ citations to DEA Vol. 5, E_ibit 5 and DEA Vol® 6_
 Exhibit 38 relating to immunosuppression brain damage and
 cellular effects are all THC-based studies_ Obviously, the
 results of these studies were not considered serious enough to
 bar THCts reclassification to Schedule IX_
 9__/ DEA Vol. 5, Exhibit 14 _If Cannabis Were a New Drug n
 Graham, J.D.P®, Cannabis & Healths Academic Press, London, 1976
 at 424.

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