MEDICAL MARIJUANA: State Senate Approves Study
As expected, legislation calling for the University of California to conduct a three-year study on "the safety and effectiveness of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, glaucoma and other diseases," was approved in the state Senate Friday by a 29-4 vote. Michael Bustamante, Gov. Gray Davis' spokesperson, said the governor supports state Sen. John Vasconcellos' (D-Santa Clara) SB 847 and is expected to sign it into law (AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/11).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.