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 Vlr_r_,:'_.R_snfeld wax.on hi=m-feet- moving furniture all day loog_,, The
 I i fti nO and wal kin_ c_umed _eriO_L_: p_blems.==_ mu_cl _ _o_ tissues r_bb_d over
 . the spurs of bone. He tore muscles and h_orrhaged almost daily°
 2g,: Rosenfeld_s symptoms first appeared about the age of teno Varlous
 drugs were prescribed for hlm for pain relief° He was taking extremely powerfu)
 - _ __cs. By_m_age of ig his therapy included 300 mg. of Sopor (a powerful
 sleeping agent) and very high doses of Oi!laudid. Re was found to be allergic to
 barbiturates. Taking massive doses of pain control drugs, as prescribed, made
 i_ very d_ff!cult for Rosenfeld to function norma)lyo If he took enough of them
 °_o control the pain, he could barely concentrate on his schoolwork. By the time
 he reached his early twenties Ro_enfeld's monthly drug imtake _a_ betweem 120 to
 140 Oilaudld tablets_ 30 or more $opor sleeping pills and dozens of muscle
 30. k% college in Florida Rosenfeld was introduced to marijuana by
 classmates_ He experimented with it recreatiomally_ He never experienced
 _high" or "buzz _ or "floating sensation _' from ito One day he smoked marijuana
 while playing chest _i_h a frle_do It had been very difficult for him to sit
 for more than five or ten minutes at a time _ecause of tumors in the backs of
 his !egso Suddenly he realized that, absorbed in his chess game, and smoking
 marijuana, he had remained sitting for over a_ hour - v_ith no pain. He
 experimented further and found that his pain was reduced whenever he smoked
 _l. Rosenfeld told hls doctor of his discovery. The doctor opined
 that it was possible that the marijuama was relieving the pain. Something
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