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 this patient if it were legal to do so. Other patients in the Denver area smoke
 marijuana for the same purpose, This patient's doctor, and nurses with whom he
 comes in contact, understand that cancer patients smoke marijuana to reduce or
 control emesis, They accept it,
 ..... )O, In late 19nO a three year old boy was brought by his parents to a
 hospital "In Spokane, Wash'ingtOno The chilld was diagnosed as having cancer.
 Surgery was patrolled, Chemotherapy was beguBo The child became extremely
 nauseated and vomited for days after each chemotherapy treat_nt, He could not
 eat regularly. He lost strength, He lost weight, His body's ability to ward
 off common infections, other l ife-threatenlng infe{:tlons, signifiicantly decreased,
 Chemotherapy's after-effects caused the child grea(: suffering, They caused his ._
 watching parents great suffering, Several standard, available anti-emetic agents_
 .wer. e tried by the child's doctors, None of then_ s_)cceeded in controlling his --
 nausea or vomiting, Learning of the existence of research studies with _C or
 marijuana the parents asked the ch'I'Id_s doctor to arrange for their son to be
 the subject of such a study so'that he might have access to _arijuana. The doctor
 refused, citing the volume el_ paperwork and record-keeping detail required in
 such programs and his lack of admlnlstratlve personael to handle it,
 31, The chlld"s mother read an article about _rijuana s_oking_.helping
 .... ch_otherapy pe_tients, She obtained s_ mar_j_ana fr_ friends, ::She. baked '
 cookSeS for he_ch_)d.with _rijuana :_:n them,. She:__ for_1'r_m with
 _',,_,,,ma'"_.B it. When the child ate these cookies or drank this tea in
 ...... cormection with his chemotherapy, he d'id not vomit, His strength returned, He
 regained lost weight, His splrits revived, The parents told the doctors and
 nurses at the hospital of their giving marijuana to their child. Mona objected,

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