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 damages major organ systems or can induce acute, injurious
 biological consequences. _/
 Based upon the available information, there,ores
 marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances
 known to man. As Dr. Raphael Mechoulam testified on behalf of
 the Government_ mThe cannabis (marijuana) plant is apparently not
 a toxiomaterial, as evidenced by the fac_ that few deaths are
 directly attributed solely to its use. W_./
 MarijuanaSs side effects do not alter this conclusion°
 First, marijuana is a mildly psychoactive drug. 7_0/ This effect
 is generally described as meuphoriaN and appears to give the user
 ....... a sense of well-being, particularly in controlled situations. 7_/
 Curiously, the Government attempts to characterize NeuphoriaW as
 an adverse effect of the dln/g. 7_/ This is absurd. First, there
 is no scientific or clinical data to suggest _euphoria_'is life
 threatening or even dangerous. By definition "euphoria # means
 Hwell being. #7_/ Second, marijuana is not the only psychoactive
 substance in therapeutic use. Most tranquilizers, sedativest
 antiemetics, antidepressants, antipsychotic and many
 _/ /_ _at _ 43° _9_ __q Affidavit of Dr. Lester Grinspoon_
 • ..... I 16 (marijuana does not damage any major humanophysiological or
 mental organ system)o
 ___/ Affidavit of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, at 15. _ee also Crosse
 exemination of Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Tro 14-47 (marijuana is the
 safest drug known to man).
 70J Affidavit of Dr. Andrew Weil_ _ 52.
 __I/ _. at _ 52-53.
 ___/ Affidavit of Dr. Andrew Weil, _ 53°
 73/ Affidavit of Dr. Andrew Well, _ 54°

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