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Jack and I did what we felt _= knew -_ was the right thing to
79° We were surprised that the reporters were so
sensitive to our needs° None of the resulting articles were
condemning as the reporting was honest and straightforward.
Editorial writers strongly supported our actions_ No one _-
not the police, not the State, not the DEA -_ despite our
........ public "confession _ of criminality _= took any action to stop
us from providing Josh with marljuana_ I_ve included a number
of the print articles which appeared around this time as
80. In January_ 19B2_ physicians installed a Hickman
line (a _Mediport _) which allowed for the direct delivery of
drugs into Josh's bloodstream without having to use a needle.
Josh continued receiving Cisplatin for the next nine months.
Whenever he received treatment, we brought along marijuana
cookies or tea and these continued to provide Josh with relief
he could not obtain from prescribed antiemetic drugs.
81. During this time ! began having long
conversations with Joshes doctors_ nurses and other hospital
staff members. Many were very interested in Josh's use of
marijuana. In particulars I remember many long conversations
with the hospital pharmacologist who wanted to know as much as
possible about Josh's treatment° How much marijuana was Josh
using, how long did the beneficial effects last, how did we
bake with marijuana? I realized that, because federal policies
were so restrictive_ I actually knew more about marijuana's
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