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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jeffrey Kahn
Washington, D.C.'s medical marijuana program has enrolled just 59 patients since the first city dispensary opened for business in July — far below estimates for participation.
The government says it will accept strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group said that experiments with humans' closest relative should be a last resort.
Days in the laboratory are numbered for chimpanzees, humans' closest relative.
"We believe that far too few D.C. physicians understand the benefits of medical marijuana," said Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, who operates the Takoma Wellness Center dispensary in Northwest.
"We understand and feel compelled by the moral cost of using chimpanzees in research," said bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins University, who chaired the Institute of Medicine panel. "We have established criteria that will set the bar quite high for justification of the use of chimpanzees."