Two of them were teenagers who were brought in by upset parents. The other two were adults who had panic attacks. Nothing was seriously wrong with any of the patients, he said.
"It's just not that common," Clancy said of the frequency of marijuana cases. "It's not that dangerous."
Clancy said there are some concerns about authorizing medical use of the drug. It might be a stretch, for instance, to allow a 23-year-old with a relatively trifling condition to have a registration card.
But Clancy said he sees substance abuse every day of his professional career and believes the medical benefits of marijuana would far outweigh the risk of legalizing it.
Manypenny said that he is trying to generate more interest among lawmakers and hopes that the bill will be placed on the agenda for debate, but did not know when that might happen.
Two delegates, he said, have given their tentative support for the bill.
"If they sign on, I believe others will follow," he said.
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