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Federal Government Supplies Weed for 4 Patients

Posted by Jason Draizin on 09/29/2011 in Medical Marijuana

Earlier this year, we told you about Elvy Mussika, one of the only remaining patients that gets medical marijuana -- legally -- directly from the federal U.S. government. The program she's enrolled in, called the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program or Compassionate IND, began in 1978 after a glaucoma patient named Robert Randall sued the federal government to be able to use cannabis—and won. The FDA then developed a program to supply medical weed to him and a handful of other people who qualified (in their eyes) for the medicine.Yesterday, the Huffington Post reported on the four remaining members of the IND program. Watch the video here: