Administration Loosens Stance on Marijuana for Research Purposes

Obama Administration officials have announced plans to remove a major roadblock to marijuana research. Although the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will not be changing the status of the drug, which the AMCNO has long advocated for, they will be loosening the restrictions for additional research for medical purposes. 

Currently, the University of Mississippi is the only institution in the United States authorized to grow the drug for use in medical studies. Under the new policy, the DEA will allow other universities to grow marijuana for research as well. This move could potentially spur broad scientific study of the drug, which is being used to treat dozens of diseases in several states, despite little verified scientific evidence of its effectiveness. 

The New York Times calls the move a further relaxation of the “nation’s stance on marijuana” by the Administration.



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