Drugs: Rx: A Spot Of Tea

Rx: A Spot Of Tea

"Smoke two joints and call me in the morning." Medicine came a step closer to such a prescription last week when Drug Enforcement Administration Judge Francis Young ruled that marijuana is "one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man" and should be classified, like morphine and cocaine, as illegal for the general public but available by prescription. The administrative-law judge's ruling can, and probably will, be overturned by the DEA itself with the backing of parents' groups, police officials and nations cooperating with the U.S. antidrug efforts. DEA COUNSEL WILL BE FILING VIGOROUS EXCEPTION TO THE FINDINGS, read a...

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