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It's surely no accident that the FDA waited until the stoner holiday, 4/20, to release a finding that "no sound scientific studies" support the use of marijuana as medicine. And if the Bush administration has a devilish sense of humor, it continues to twist science to fit its draconian drug-war agenda.

From the New York Times:

The Food and Drug Administration statement directly contradicts a 1999 review by the Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's most prestigious scientific advisory agency. That review found marijuana to be "moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting."

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