August 11, 2005,

Hello NORML Supporters,

Some years ago, NORML Advisory Board member Lester Grinspoon, MD (Author, Emeritus Assoc. Professor, Harvard Medical School) coined the term 'pharmaceuticalization of marijuana'. He warned of a time when governments will acknowledge the medicinal properties of cannabis, but only if the drug quality of the plant could be synthesized and the whole plant material is kept illegal for patient use.

This era is upon us right now!

NORML/NORML Foundation seeks to advance this important discussion in publishing 'Marinol vs. Natural Cannabis, Pros, cons and options for patients'.

You can view and/or download this comprehensive examination of a synthetic vs. a natural drug at:
http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6635

*There is also an ongoing discussion online for you to contribute your viewpoints.

Because of support from NORML's members and the general public contemporary and relevant health reports concerning cannabis are made possible by citizens and cannabis consumers, like you, who thankfully care and share.

Please join NORML or make a tax-deductible donation to the NORML Foundation in support of the organization's educational efforts:
https://secure.norml.org/join/

You also help support NORML's important advocacy and educational work every time you purchase a NORML-related product: http://www.cafepress.com/norml

Thanks as always for your KINDness and continued support for NORML and
cannabis law reform.

Regards,

-Allen St. Pierre
Executive Director
NORML
director@norml.org

p.s.

There are only a few days left on NORML's exclusive on 'Pot's Greatest Hits:
A Stash of Stand-up Comedy'. This combo CD/DVD of very funny cannabis-centric comedy and at $25 is cheaper than a bag of ganja and is available only at:
https://secure.norml.org/donate/pots_greatest_hits.html