US drug agency blunts supply of marijuana for research

Frood, Arran
March 2009
Nature Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p223
Academic Journal
The article reports that a license to grow marijuana for research by scientist Lyle Cracker has been denied by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Cracker argues that DEA is suppressing science to provide more answers to medical marijuana. It mentions that if license was granted to Cracker, he would have grown marijuana for groups like Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who intend to fund researches to develop controlled substances into prescription medicines.


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