May #23 : The Pot Thickens - by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

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Plastic Explosion

Who's Afraid of Reinfection?

Don't Call Him 'Poster Boy'

Saving Faces

Grandmother Theresa

Surgical Rotations

Fate Expectations

Mirror Image

S.O.S.

Mailbox-May 1997

On Native Ground

Move Over, Elmo

Devil's in the Data

Cheesehead Shalala

Don't Cry for Me, Marijuana

The Pot Thickens

Fellatio Felon

Diver Dissed

French Roast

AZT Linked to Cancer in Mice

The Philadelphia Story

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Legacy-Tom Stoddard

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She's Going to Live!

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Damned but Beautiful

Dressed for Arrest

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Hymn to a Gym

Bodies of Work

Healing Beauty

Longtime Companion

For Doom, the Bell Tolls

Whatta Cut Up

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The Missing Zinc

Bad Blood

Lovely Labs

The Biology of Beauty

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Beauty



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The HIV Life Cycle

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Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

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May 1997

The Pot Thickens

by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

Officials stonewall on study of THC benefits

POZ is fed up with the feds. For two and a half years they sat on a study finding that rats treated with THC, the wallop in weed, lived longer and developed fewer tumors than their untreated counterparts. According to AIDS Treatment News, the reefer research remained under wraps until copies of the draft report were leaked. That's no surprise--the data, which offer strong evidence of THC's safety, are contrary to what drug warriors claim. As POZ went to press, editorials with a pro-pot therapy position were piling up. The issue encourages strange bedfellows, with The New England Journal of Medicine, High Times and The National Review all condemning the Clinton cabal's threat to punish docs who recommend pot. On the hot seat, the NIH convened a meeting of researchers to help resolve "the public health dilemma" posed by the California and Arizona initiatives. Protesters interrupted the panel, slamming it as a "stalling tactic." What did the NIH's report call for? More research.



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