California Universities To Study Marijuana

California Universities To Study Marijuana
Posted by FoM on September 24, 1999 at 07:39:21 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Sept. 23, 1999, Sacramento, CA: The California Legislature passed a bill on Sept. 13 that will create a University of California program to study marijuana's medical value. 
The Bill (SB 847), authored by Sen. John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara) allocates money in next year's state budget for the research. The studies will be developed and designed in the meantime.   "This is a belated and necessary first step on the federal approval of medical marijuana," said Dale Gieringer, State Coordinator of California NORML.   "Creation of this program will keep California on the cutting edge of the medical marijuana issue," said Dave Fratello, spokesman for Americans for Medical Rights. "Californians have already moved the issue forward by being the first to demonstrate public support for giving patients access to marijuana.  We may now begin to contribute to the scientific basis for reclassifying marijuana as medicine under federal law, allowing patients all over America to obtain its benefits."  For more information, please contact Dale Gieringer, State Coordinator of California NORML at (415) 563-5858 or Dave Fratello of Americans for Medical Rights at (310) 394-2952.'s Archived Articles:
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