Dr. Lester Grinspoon Discusses
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“It soon dawned on me,” Grinspoon recalled, ” that I, like most other Americans, had been brainwashed,”
Have you ever wondered what scientific evidence it would take to convince a highly educated professional to reconsider the benefits of Medical Cannabis?
“I want a goddamn strong statement on marijuana,” the distinctive voice on the tape growls. “I mean, one on marijuana that just tears the ass out of them.”
It was May 1971, and Richard Nixon was fuming over a review included in his morning news summary of the book “Marihuana Reconsidered,” in which 42-year-old Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Lester Grinspoon savaged the US government’s case for keeping cannabis illegal.