A proposed rule will result in additional registered growers and a larger, more diverse variety of marijuana available for research.
The federal government continues to classify marijuana under the same category as some of the most dangerous drugs in the world.
Some government agencies consider marijuana the worst drug on the planet and even claim there is no such thing as medical marijuana.
The hope was that this testimony could demonstrate a pathway by three federal agencies represented to free up marijuana for possible federal legalization and medical research
The director of the National Institute of Health explained that federal laws make it very hard to study marijuana in the U.S.
The DEA announced plans to grant licenses to additional growers for marijuana research. In three years, no license has been approved. Dr. Sue Sisley, in response, is suing.
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No clinical trials exist to corroborate such claims.
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