Put Medical Pot in High Gear


| February 6, 2002


Outside View: Put Medical Pot in High Gear, Paul Armentano, UPI
The federal government has approved medical trials for the use of marijuana in treating Multiple Sclerosis and HIV-related pain, reports Paul Armentano of UPI. The approval reverses nearly two decades of prohibition on state-based medicinal marijuana research, but Armentano says the question remains whether government officials will accept the results of the study. Meanwhile, an England-based pharmaceutical company has been granted permission to move into clinical trials for its non-smoked, cannabis-based medicines used to treat cancer pain.
--Kate Garsombke
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