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Man Who Won Medicinal Pot Case Dies

June 6, 2001

Robert Randall, who made history in 1976 when a court gave him access to government supplies of marijuana to treat his glaucoma, died Saturday in his Florida home of AIDS-related complications. A federal court ruled 25 years ago that his use of marijuana was a medical necessity. After the government cut off his access to pot two years later, he sued for reinstatement of the drug and won, smoking pot with federal permission until his death. In 1981, Randall and his wife founded the reform group Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics. Randall was 53.


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06.05.01



  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

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