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 i'..;.4_he, _'h_{I> the _and_rc_ _r_ti_c_h_ag_-are_ unable to gai._._sech control o
 15, .The vomiting _nduced by che_therapeutic dr_g$.._ay last up to four "r3
 :"_'_'':"_ days_Zo]lo_Ing the chemotherapy t;reat_eat. The v_Itlng can be intense, pro-
 tracte_ and, In some instances, is _nemd_rableo The nausea _hich follows such
 vomiting is also deep and prolonge_o Nausea may prevent a patient from taking
 regular food or even _ch water for periods of weeks a_ a timeo
 _o _a_sea and vomiting of thi_ severity degrades the quality of life
 • fiber these patient_, weakening them physically_ and destroying the _il] to fight
 the cancer.. A desire _o end the chemotherapy treatment-in order to escape the
 e_esis can supersede the _ili°to flyer Thus the e_esis,, itself, can truly be
 considered a life-threatening consequemce of _any cancer treatments_ Ooctors
 have. known such cases to occurs: Doctors have known other cases _here marijuana
 smoking has enabled the patient to endure, and thus continue, chemotherapy
 treatments with the result that the cancer has gone into remissiom and the
 patient ha_ returned to a full, active _atisfyin_ lifeo
 17, In San Francisco chemotherapy patients were surreptitiously using
 marijuana to control e_esls bY the early Ig70's. By Ig76 vi_ally every young
 cancer patios receiving chemotherapy ab the Universlty of California in San
 Francisco was using marijuana to control emesis _ith great _ccesso The use of
 marijuana for this purpose had become generally accepted by the patients and
 increasingly by their physicians as a valid and effective form of treatments
 This was pa_icularly true for younger cancer patiemts, somewhat less common for

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