And editorial in The Oregonian titled Stop Blocking Marijuana Research
The bottleneck for legitimate researchers is that the agencies that are hostile to medicinal marijuana are the gatekeepers of its supply. Two suggestions:
Federal agencies such as the DEA should stop blocking legitimate research that is conducted with proper security.
Until the agencies stop erecting unreasonable barriers, the Supreme Court and federal appeals courts should recognize that FDA approval is not currently a viable option, so patients need to be afforded full protection of their states’ laws.