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OPHS — Medical Marijuana: Interim Response, Apri15, 2005


Joseph D.Elford, Esq.
Americans, for Safe Access
P.O. Box 427112
San Francisco, CA 94142

RE: Request for Correction of Information submitted by HHS Regarding the Medical Use of Marijuana

Dear Mr. Elford:

Your request for correction of information submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding the medical use of marijuana is still under review. Under FDA Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Information Disseminated to the "Public" the goal is to respond to each request for correction within 60 days of receipt either by providing a decision on the request or, if the request will require more than 60 days to complete, informing the complainant that more time is required.

We wrote to you on February 2, 2005, indicating that we would need additional time to complete our response to your request and expected to reply by April 1, 2005. At this time we are continuing to prepare our response but require additional time to coordinate Agency review. We anticipate that a response will be forwarded to you by April 15, 2005.

Should you have any questions, please contact Terry Martin, Regulatory Project Manager, at 301-443-5591.


Laurie Lenkel

Office of the Ombudsman