MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Movement Finds Unexpected Ally
This week's National Journal reports that medical marijuana activists are "buoyant" over an unexpected and newfound ally: former Reagan administration aide and self-described "right-wing" GOPer Lyn Nofziger has penned a laudatory foreword to the new book "Marijuana Rx: The Patients' Fight for Medical Pot." Nofziger writes that he obtained "marijuana illegally to help his daughter ease the effects of the chemotherapy used to treat her lymph cancer." The Journal writes that a "clearly happy" Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said Nofziger's move was "a surprise to most of us" (2/6 issue).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.