Since then, 104 cases after the 1996 California
Compassionate Use Act
recommendation and approval for eligibility under
Patients Cover A Wide Range:
nThe 104 "drug
replacement" patients are fairly evenly dispersed throughout the adult
age range, with a median age of about 40..
the U.S. is no longer just a young person's drug. The young generation which,
en masse, had discovered marijuana in the 1960's, are themselves about to
enter their sixties. The broad age distribution of patients enabled the
viewing of cannabis substitution over the course of a life-time. The author
was long ago impressed by these histories, and routinely asks patients if
their parents were alcoholics.
Problems Start Early:
traced the cause of their own alcoholism back to their childhood.