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"Anslingerian" Politics

"Anslingerian" Politics

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“Anslingerian” Politics:The History of Anti-Marijuana Sentiment in Federal Law and How Harry Anslinger’sAnti-Marijuana Politics Continue to Prevent the FDA and Other Medical Experts fromStudying Marijuana’s Medical Utility.Jesse J. RansomHarvard Law SchoolWritten Work Requirement.Final Paper forFood and Drug Law.Professor Peter Barton Hutt.April 20, 1999
TABLE OF CONTENTSGENERAL INTRODUCTION...................................................................................
CHAPTER 1.............................................................................................................
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................A.INDUSTRIAL USE...............................................................................MEDICAL USE..................................................................................RECREATIONAL USE.............................................................................
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B.C.CHAPTER 2..............................................................................................INTRODUCTION.................................................................................A.STAGE 1---PRECLINICAL INVESTIGATION IN PREPARATIONOF THE IND APPLICATION...................................................................
STAGE 2—THE 3-PHASE HUMAN INVESTIGATION PROCESS..................64
STAGE 3---SUBMISSION AND FDA EXAMINATION OF THENDA......................................................................................B.MEDICINAL MARIJUANA.........................................................................OBSTACLES TO FEDERAL LEGALIZATION OF MEDICINALMARIJUANA INHERENT IN THE NATURE OF MARIJUANA.........79OBSTACLES TO FEDERAL LEGALIZATION OF MEDICINALMARIJUANA CREATED BY FEDERAL DRUG ENFORCEMENTOFFICIALS.........................................................................
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CONCLUSION.............................................................................................BIBLIOGRAPHY...........................................................................................GENERAL INTRODUCTIONThe American federal government vehemently resists the notion that marijuana has any potentialtherapeutic utility for the past five decades, and yet it unofficially continues to supply marijuana for therapeutic uses to a few medical patients under a government program.
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Forthe past 29 years, marijuana has resided under the federal controlled substance classificationreserved for chemical substances that serve no medical purpose.
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Yet, during the same timethat the federal government has defended this restrictive classification it has quietly recognized marijuana’s medical potential by approving the use of synthesized drugs containing many of marijuana’s active ingredients.
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Few governmental issues have elicited more schizophrenic, inconsistent, or seemingly illogicalresponses from the federal government than the issue of medical marijuana (also known as hempin the industrial arena and cannabis in the medical arena).
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The highly-politically-chargedsymbolism with which marijuana has been associated for most of the twentieth century has hada dramatic effect on the federal government’s approach to the medical marijuana issue ever
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See
Lester Grinspoon, M.D. & James B. Bakalar, Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine
22 (1997).
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See id. at 13.
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See Allison L. Bergstrom, Medical Use of Marijuana: A Look at Federal & State Responses to California’ [sic] Compassionate Use Act,2
DePaul J. Health Care L.
155, 163 (Fall, 1997).
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See
Jack Herer, Hemp & the Marijuana Conspiracy: The Emperor Wears No Clothes
1 (Chris Conrad et al.eds., 1995).
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