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 to Schedule II will _send a s_gnal _ that marijuana _s "OK _ generally for
 recrea_ona] use° This argumer_ _s specious_ It presents no valid r_ason for
 refraining frc__akimg.a_::_iomreq_i_d by law'in Hg_t of-the evidences If
 marljuana should be placed _a Schedule II, _n obedience to the _aw, the_ that i_
 where marljuana should be placed, regardless of misinterpretation of the place_
 .::":_._>memt by some. _ The _e_s_ms for the placement cans and shou]d_ be clearly explained
 " a_" the i:ime the action _s tokens The fear of sending such a signal cannot be
 pemitted to override the legitimate need, amply d_onstrated in this record, of
 countless suffers for the relief marijuana can provide when prescribed by a
 physician "in a legitimate case..
 The evidence in this record clearly shows that marijuana has been accepted
 as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very iI_ people, and
 doing so-with safety _nder medical supervisions It _ould be unreasonable,
 arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers
 and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this records
 The administrative law Judge recommends that the Administrator conclude
 that the marijuana plant considered as a whole has a currently accepted medicaI
 use in treatmeni: in the.United States, that there is no "iack of accepted safety
 for use of it under medical supervision and that ii: may "lawfully be transferred
 from Schedule I to Schedule I_ The.Judge recommends that the Administrator
 transfer _arij_ana from Schedule Z to Schedule I_
 Dated: 5EP B 1988 / 17 / / /
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