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National Cancer Institute's Cannabis and Cannabinoids PDQ

Phil Mocek made this request to Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.

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Phil Mocek 03/30/2011

To whom it may concern:

Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, I request access to and copies of all records of communications regarding the creation and modification of National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) "Cannabis and Cannabinoids" section, including but not limited to any discussion of any "direct antitumor effect" of cannabis or cannabinoids, along with associated metadata.

I would like to receive the information in electronic format. (Attachments to e-mail if feasible, on CDROM if not.)

Please waive any applicable fees. Release of the information is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations and activities. The requested records will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press. This request is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I agree to pay up to $20 for these records. If fees exceed $20, please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

Please provide expedited processing because delayed disclosure could threaten life by preventing cancer patients from learning about any curative effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on cancer (e.g., the "direct antitumor effect"). I certify that these statements regarding expedited processing are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I request that any deletions be "blacked out" rather than "whited out". I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Phillip Mocek

National Cancer Institute 04/01/2011

National Cancer Institute 04/06/2011

Phillip-

I don’t have a phone number for you, but I need to speak with you regarding your FOIA request regarding the records relating to the Cannibis/Cannabinoids section of our Physician Data Query at the National Cancer Institute.

Please call me as soon as you can to discuss the clarification of your request.

Thank you.

Suzy

Suzy Milliard, CIPP/G
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Coordinator
National Cancer Institute
Bldg. 31, Room 10A48, MSC 2580
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-496-2999 (ph)
301-435-2931 (fax)

National Cancer Institute 05/02/2011

Mr. Mocek-

I am finalizing our FOIA response to you and needed one additional thing from you.

In two separate areas of the records, I have redacted personal cell phone numbers for two individuals. Do you agree to accept these redactions or would you like a formal denial for these portions of the records?

Please call me if you would like to discuss the options.

Thanks.

Suzy

Suzy Milliard, CIPP/G
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Coordinator
National Cancer Institute
Bldg. 31, Room 10A48, MSC 2580
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-496-2999 (ph)
301-435-2931 (fax)

Phil Mocek 05/03/2011

In response to Suzy Milliard's May 2 question about my acceptance of redaction of two personal mobile phone numbers, I called her office at 301-496-2999 on May 3 and left a voicemail informing her that I am willing to accept those redactions.

Department of Health and Human Services 05/04/2011

Department of Health and Human Services 05/04/2011