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Drug Watch Says Goodbye to an Old Friend
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Almost 10% of first-year college students at a mid-Atlantic university have a cannabis use disorder, and 38.4% of those who used
marijuana five or more times in the past year reported potentially serious cannabis-related problems.
("Addictive Behaviors" 33(3):397-411, March 2008: CESAR Fax 1/21/2008)
On March 17, 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing
the Science Base." At a news conference on that date, Principal Investigators John A. Benson and Stanley J.
Watson Jr., commented:
(Benson) "It is important to stress that the goal of these trials should not be to develop marijuana as a
licensed drug. Rather, these trials should be done in parallel with the development of new, safe delivery
systems of drugs related to the compounds found in marijuana."
(Watson) "Marijuana's future as medicine does not involve smoking. It involves exploiting the potential in
cannabinoids such as THC, the key psychoactive ingredient of marijuana."
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