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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Letter from James K. Stewart, United States Office of the Attorney General to C. Everett Koop pdf (67,058 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from James K. Stewart, United States Office of the Attorney General to C. Everett Koop
Description:
Koop's warnings against the health risks of marijuana smoking were part of the Reagan administration's increasingly aggressive campaign against the use of narcotic drugs.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (67,058 Bytes)
Date:
1982-07-23 (July 23, 1982)
Creator:
Stewart, James K.
United States Office of the Attorney General
Recipient:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Marijuana Smoking
Substance-Related Disorders
Public Policy
Exhibit Category:
Reproduction and Family Health
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Queta Bond, Institute of Medicine to C. Everett Koop (July 19, 1982) pdf (88,900 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record "Surgeon General's Advisory on Marijuana" (draft) [1982] pdf (160,646 Bytes) ocr (3,656 Bytes)
/ps/access/QQBCPW.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from William French Smith, United States Office of the Attorney General to C. Everett Koop (February 8, 1982) pdf (164,606 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCPX.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from C. Everett Koop to William French Smith, United States Office of the Attorney General (March 16, 1982) pdf (72,556 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCPY.pdf
Box Number: 15
Folder Number: 21
Unique Identifier:
QQBCPT
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: July 1982
Folder: Marijuana, 1982 Jul
Transcript:
July 23, 1982
Dear General Koop:
Thank you very much for the advanced information on your statement "Health Risks Associated with Marijuana." I want to personally thank you for taking this responsible stand against a growing body of folklore promoting marijuana as a "mellow turn-on without risks or consequences". The Attorney General will be able to integrate your strong positive stand and mobilize his efforts in crop eradication and criminal prosecutions for marijuana cultivation.
The National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth have requested that I send you a copy of Dr. Gabriel G. Nahas', M.D., Ph.D., letter to the Editor of The New York Times entitled "Institute of Medicine Report on Cannabis: a balancing act." I hope this information is of some use and benefit to you. Again, a responsible and strong statement from the Surgeon General will be of tremendous assistance to drug enforcement agents, high school teachers, principals, and parents in their effort to convince children of the harmful effects of marijuana.
Sincerely,
James K. Stewart
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
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2008-11-12
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