Published Online: 1 July 1977
Page Count: 7
Chief toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Received 23 September 1976; accepted 6 January 1977)
Marihuana, which has been known for over 2000 years, has become a subject of major controversy in the last decade or so. Unfortunately, the scare stories attributed to the use of marihuana in the late 1930s  have been replaced by studies of recent origin, some of which are poorly controlled and from which questionable conclusions have been drawn [2,3]. The government has published an objective evaluation of the effects of this drug on health . The interest in this drug may be measured by the number of recent articles which have appeared in this journal [5–8].
Paper ID: JFS10619J