Cannabis research 'being stifled' by US government, says think tank

Federal policy is "interfering with the relationship between doctor and patient"
The Independent (UK)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In a new report, Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the U.S. "The federal government is stifling medical research in a rapidly transforming area of public policy that has consequences for public health and public safety," authors John Hudak and Grace Wallack, say. "Statutory, regulatory, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers have paralyzed science and threatened the integrity of research freedom in this area."