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According to the AIDS Action Council, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Student Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, American Medical Association, and dozens of other prestigious medical organizations, marijuana may be an effective treatment for numerous health conditions, including glaucoma, AIDS wasting syndrome, the side effects of chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain.

A national survey in November of 1997 revealed that 62 percent of respondents favored legalizing marijuana strictly for medical use. Surveys conducted by ABC and CBS earlier that summer revealed an even higher percentage of pro-medical marijuana Americans.

Montana NORML vigorously supports the medical marijuana movement.

Need more evidence? Check out this report by Common Sense for Drug Policy for a fantastic history and summary of the science, and this article on cannabis as a migraine treatment by Montana doctor Ethan Russo.

"Doctors are not the enemy in the 'war' on drugs; ignorance and hypocrisy are. Research should go on, and while it does, marijuana should be available to all patients who need it to help them undergo treatment for life-threatening illnesses. There is certainly sufficient evidence to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. ... As long as therapy is safe and has not been proven ineffective, seriously ill patients (and their physicians) should have access to whatever they need to fight for their lives."
-- The New England Journal of Medicine, August 7, 1997

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