These statements cannot possibly both be simultaneously true:
no sound scientific studies supported medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States, and no animal or human data supported the safety or efficacy of marijuana for general medical use.
Spokes person for the Marijuana Policy Project:
There is abundant evidence that marijuana can help cancer patients, multiple sclerosis patients and AIDS patients. There is no scientific doubt that marijuana relieves nausea, vomiting, certain kinds of pain and other symptoms that don’t respond well to conventional drugs, and does it more safely than other drugs.
Maybe the jury that found Vioxx liable in the death of a man who had taken it for only 1 week, despite his 25 year history of heart disease, can sort this out for us. They must be pretty smart.