The Washington Post reported in a Nov. 24, 2000 article titled "DEA-Approved Study Will Give Away Marijuana":

“The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has approved a program that will allow a northern California county [Santa Crus] to give away government-grown marijuana to 60 AIDS patients in a study to assess the drug’s potential health benefits.

The 12-week study in San Mateo County could begin as early as January [2001].”

Nov. 24, 2000