Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Doctor Makes Case for Pot.(Legislature)

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Capitol Bureau

Medical Marijuana Legalization Pushed

SANTA FE A New York physician lobbying for changes in New Mexico's medical marijuana law said Tuesday the issue should not be confused with other drug policy changes.

"The two should be separated because in some instances people have felt that medical marijuana is a Trojan horse or some kind of a ploy to introduce people to marijuana policy reforms," said John Morgan, professor of pharmacology at City University of New York.

In a news conference at the Capitol, Morgan said the "war on drugs" has slowed the progress of a medical marijuana campaign started in the 1970s, when about 30 states including New Mexico allowed the use of marijuana for medical purposes. …

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