Eight Senators Call on Federal Government to Research Medical Marijuana

Eight U.S. senators are calling on the federal government to facilitate research on the potential benefits of medical marijuana. The senators say the research is needed because millions of Americans are now eligible by state law to use the drug for medical purposes.

In a letter to multiple federal drug and health officials, the senators say the federal government should use existing tools to collect national data, conduct surveillance and perform clinical trials on patients in states with active medical marijuana programs.

They also said the government should collaborate with and support independent scientists, by eliminating barriers to research on marijuana, The Huffington Post reports.

Full story of medical marijuana research at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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