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Mar. 19, 1992 – IND Compassionate Use Program Officially Terminated; 13 Existing Patients Continue to Get Government Marijuana

“In March 1992, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services decided that NIDA would not provide marijuana for single-patient INDs except to those patients who were receiving marijuana at the time…

When the program was terminated, 27 additional single-patient INDs that had received FDA approval were canceled and the patients were not supplied with marijuana.”

“The thirteen patients receiving medical Cannabis from the Feds would be ‘grandfathered in,’ and continue to be supplied. Five had AIDS; three had glaucoma; Barbra Douglas had MS; George McMahon had Nail-Patella Syndrome; I had Multiple Congenital Cartilaginous Exostosis and a variant of Pseudo Pseudo Hypoparathyroidism; and two had chosen to remain anonymous.

HHS Secretary Louis Sullivan signed the order ending the Compassionate Care INDs on March 19, 1992.”