For immediate release: November 6, 2010

Federal Marijuana Patient Promotes Book in Denver

Contact: Cannabis Therapy Institute

{Denver} -- Irvin Rosenfeld is one of only 4 medical marijuana patients in the country that receive cannabis legally from the federal government. Irv will be in Denver for a speaking engagement and book signing on Sat., Nov. 13 at the Oriental Theatre in Denver at 3:00pm.

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Irv is a 57 year-old successful stockbroker from south Florida. Irv smokes the marijuana to relieve chronic pain and muscle spasms caused by a rare bone disease. When he was 10, doctors discovered that his skeleton was riddled with more than 200 tumors, due to a condition known as multiple congenital cartilaginous exostosis. Despite six operations, he still lives with scores of tumors in his bones.

After a long struggle with the federal government, Irv Rosenfeld won the right to access medical marijuana in 1982. Thirteen people with debilitating conditions were allowed into the Compassionate Investigative New Drug (IND) program to receive government-grown marijuana. In 1992, President George Bush discontinued the program, but Irv still receives almost 300 marijuana cigarettes every 25 days from the federal government. The cannabis is grown by NIDA at the University of Mississippi.

Irv's book is called "My Medicine: How I Convinced the Federal Government to Provide My Marijuana and Helped Launch a National Movement". The book will be available for purchase and will be signed by the author.

Irvin Rosenfeld Talk and Book Signing
Oriental Theatre
4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Talk: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Book Signing: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The event is FREE and open to the public.
The book makes a great HOLIDAY GIFT for the patient or advocate on your list.

The talk is sponsored by the Cannabis Therapy Institute Patient Advocacy Project. Click here to support CTI's mission of protecting patient's safe access to medicine:


Irv is available for press interviews. Please contact his press agent
Hiedi Handford:

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Cannabis Therapy Institute
P.O. Box 19084, Boulder, CO 80308
Phone: 877-420-4205