Obama sets to remove barriers to medical marijuana research - nytimes

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Green Wizard, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Well here's some good news at least...

    The Obama administration is planning to remove a major roadblock to marijuana research, officials said Wednesday, potentially spurring broad scientific study of a drug that is being used to treat dozens of diseases in states across the nation despite little rigorous evidence of its effectiveness.

    The new policy is expected to sharply increase the supply of marijuana available to researchers.

    And in taking this step, the Obama administration is further relaxing the nation’s stance on marijuana. President Obama has said he views it as no more dangerous than alcohol, and the Justice Department has not stood in the way of states that have legalized the drug.

    For years, the University of Mississippi has been the only institution authorized to grow the drug for use in medical studies. This restriction has so limited the supply of marijuana federally approved for research purposes that scientists said it could often take years to obtain it and in some cases it was impossible to get. But soon the Drug Enforcement Administration will allow other universities to apply to grow marijuana, three government officials said.

    While 25 states have approved the medical use of marijuana for a growing list of conditions, including Parkinson’s, Crohn’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, the research to back up many of those treatments is thin. The new policy could begin to change that.

    “It will create a supply of research-grade marijuana that is diverse, but more importantly, it will be competitive and you will have growers motivated to meet the demand of researchers,” said John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    The new policy will be published as soon as Thursday in the federal register, according to the three officials, who have seen the policy but spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it...

    Full story:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/s...on&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0
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  2. The major roadblock to medical marijuana research is the fact that it's illegal. Full stop.
  3. Didn't Malia just get caught smoking?

    Obama has definitely been the coolest with marijuana, maybe not what I pictured but it's been going in a decent direction.
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  4. ^^

    is the link i posted showing up?
    can not see it.. and can't delete the post either.
    i suck at GC.
  5. Actually, if you do any research at all, he's been way worse than even bushes criminal ass.

    I say send her to prison for life since he refuses to pardon all non violent weed offenders and see how he likes the laws then.

    The core principal of freedom is the only notion to obey. - Dimmu Borgir
  6. dunno at first there was some resistance to the medical idea, but it's been nice in AZ.

    No raids, nothing like that. Colorado, Washington are unimpeded in their legality.

    Cali gets in trouble but there's a lot more hoping on under the table then bud in a lot of cases.
  7. Doubt it. Ill bet 50 dorra he reneges.
    Unless he really really wants to get it through before the end of his presidency so people see him better, bout time

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