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9. I was appointed to a position on the Louisiana
Marijuana Prescription Review Board for my expertise in the
area of oncology_
I0. On several occasions_ the board met with federal
officials who were more than willing to tell us how to develop
a TEC-based program, but were unwilling to discuss how we might
obtain marijuana for patient use. I found this somewhat dis-
concerting as ! was convinced by my reading of the literature
that marijuana had medical value and should be more aggres=
sively researched_ I also felt the drug should be made avail-
able on a prescription basis to patients undergoing chemotherapy
for whom it might be of some value.
!I. We were aware that marijuanas was being produced by
the federal government and that this marijuana could be rolled
into standardlzed_ dose-qualified cigarettes. At the time, I
felt that the federal government should license a number of
producers of marijuana to make the product available but this
was not done.
12o Unfortunately, we were unable to create a viable
....... program for the treatment of cancer patients with marijuana.
In fact, the Louisiana Marijuana Prescription Review Board was
unable to issue even a single prescription to a patient to
allow a patient to legally receive marijuana or T_C.
13. It is my impression, based on my medical experience
and a reading of the literatures that young patients have
better control over nausea and vomiting after using
marijuana. It is also my impression that older patients,
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