Re: marijuana as medicine [00149] Medicine On Line

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Re: marijuana as medicine

Thanks for your response...I do know about marinol, but I really was 
looking for patients who are using the real thing...
There are a handful of people in the U.S. who have legal prescriptions 
for goverment-grown marijuana.


Alison Shyer 

On Sun, 26 Nov 1995 BUHLEL01@MCRCR6.MED.NYU.EDU wrote:

> >Is there anyone out there who has tried to receive a legal prescription 
> >for marijuana? 
> There is the drug marinol, which has the active ingredient of marijanua 
> (tetrahydrocannobin). Marinol was used as an anti-emetic and appetite enhancer. 
> Much better antiemetics (anti vomiting meds) are now on the market .. Zoftran 
> and Kytril come to mind.
> >I would appreciate any information anyone might have on this 
> >subject...personal email would be great.
> Marinol is sometimes prescribed for patients with glucoma...but I do not 
> believe this is a standard treatment.
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