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Medical Marijuana / Weil Interview #772425

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 29, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The issue of marijuana for medical use examined in light of the Supreme Court consideration of a case.

(Atlanta: Elizabeth Cohen) The state of the medical research on marijuana examined; details given about how it works on the brain & of the side effects. [Utah Dr. Glen HANSON†- explains how marijuana can bring the appetite back & reduce pain.] The prescription drug Marinol†† noted & the scientific efforts to develop a marijuana-mimicking drug without the side effects discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with author University of Arizona's Dr. Andrew Weil about medical marijuana. [From Tucson, WEIL - explains why marijuana is less toxic than other drugs & the development of a marijuana spray; states people in our society react to marijuana as a symbol linked to deviant sub-cultures; indicates it should be up to the medical profession to decide to use marijuana as a drug.]

Brown, Aaron;
Cohen, Elizabeth

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