From a pharmacy perspective, I am doubly surprised that in the year 2000, serious consideration is being given to the medicinal use of any plant in its crude form, instead of a specific alkaloid contained in the plant or synthetic derivatives of it. In addition I am confounded that credibility is being given to the method of administration, namely smoking.

No matter where or when the cannabis plant is examined there will always be reservations about its safety especially because of its psychiatric associations.

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