Health Study Hints at Further Medical Marijuana Decriminalization

  © Chris Christner

© Chris Christner

It seems like almost every day, federal threats to medical marijuana fall. The government's blessing of a medical marijuana trial study this week is no exception.

For 22 years, the University of Arizona has been trying to launch research into the benefits of marijuana for PTSD afflicted veterans. The problem has been that marijuana is classified as an illegal Schedule 1 drug. The only federally-sanctioned source is the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the government never signed off on a purchase...until this week. This will be the first time a study about the potential benefits of marijuana has been cleared by the government.

This is a major shift in policy. If this study and others suggest that medical marijuana has real medical benefits, it could mean that it gets taken off the Schedule 1 list.

Established dispensaries and cultivation centers can only benefit from more studies like this. It is time to get in on the ground floor.

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by Daniel Rubinow, Principal Attorney

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