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 DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
 Department of Justice
 In the Matter of ) Docket # 86-22
 )
 MARIJUANA EESCKEDULING PETITXON )
 )
 )
 AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN C MERRITT, M_D_
 City of Durham )
 ....... )
 State of North Carolina )
 I_ John C. Merritt_ being first duly sworn, states as
 follows
 l_ My name is John C. Merritt_ i am forty-two (42)
 years of age and I live in Durhams North Carolina.
 2. The purpose of this supplementary affidavit is
 to address comments made by several of the government's wit-
 nesses with regard to marijuana_s use in the treatment of
 g I aucoma.
 3o The first question facing any physician involved
 in the treatment of patients is the safety of drugs to be used
 in therapy.
 I
 4. No drug used chronically over long periods of
 time is _safe." All drugs have _side effects _ and all drugs




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