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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Studies of Medical Marijuana Discouraged

Whatever happened to this administration's commitment to scientific research. You report that government bureaucracies are preventing Dr. Lyle Craker cannot get a license to grow various types of marijuana so that he can study their effectiveness (Researchers Find Studies of Medical Marijuana Discouraged, New York Times, January 19, 2010).

WSe cannot have science based medicine unless scientists ae allowed to do the science.

The message does not have seemed to reach the National Institute for Drug Abuse and the Federal Drug Administration that we are in a new era: an era in which scientific research is to be encouraged not discouraged.

Too many of the Bush norms seem to continue in effect.

Sent to New York Times

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