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This advertisement appeared in the October 5, 1998 issue of
The New Republic.

"There is not a shred of scientific evidence that shows that smoked marijuana is useful or needed. This is not science. This is not medical. This is a cruel hoax."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (Drug Czar), Aug. 16, 1996.

"Smoked marijuana has been shown to lower intraocular eye pressure (IOP) in subjects with normal IOP and patients with glaucoma… Clinical studies and survey data in healthy populations have shown a strong relationship between marijuana use and increased eating… Inhaled marijuana has the potential to improve chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting."

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana, 1997.

"In the view of the nation's scientific and medical community, marijuana has a high potential for abuse and no generally accepted therapeutic value."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, July 22, 1997
"Federal authorities should rescind their prohibition of the medicinal use of marijuana for seriously ill patients and allow physicians to decide which patients to treat."
Editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997.

"Marijuana is also a gateway drug."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, July 22, 1997
For every 104 people who have used marijuana, there is only one regular user of cocaine and less than one heroin addict.
Department of HHS, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

"The murder rate in Holland is double that in the United States… That's drugs."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, July 23, 1998.
The Dutch homicide rate in 1995 was one-fourth that of the United States
(1.8 vs. 8.0).

FBI,Uniform Crime Reports/Dutch Bureau of Statistics

"[Needle Exchange] programs are magnets for all social ills – pulling in crime, violence, addicts, prostitution, dealers, and gangs and driving out hope and opportunity."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, April 24, 1998.
"A meticulous scientific review has now proven that needle exchange programs can reduce the transmission of HIV and save lives without losing ground in the battle against illegal drugs."
Donna Shalala, Secretary of HHS April 20, 1998.

"Methadone is one of the longest-established, most thoroughly evaluated forms of drug treatment. The science is overwhelming in its findings about methadone treatment's effectiveness."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, July 24, 1998.

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