Marijuana Gears Up For Production High In US Labs

“We want to be able to evaluate the claims that marijuana is therapeutically beneficial” and to explore treatments for addiction, says Nora Volkow, director of NIDA in Rockville, Maryland.

MARYLAND: Residents of 23 US states can buy medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer pain to anxiety, but US scientists must wade through onerous paperwork to score the drug for study. Their sole dealer is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has a contract with the University of Mississippi in Oxford to Read the full article…

Laws Make Studying Marijuana Difficult

Meanwhile, marijuana advocates say NIDA's control over research has made almost impossible their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy.

DELAWARE: The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Nora Volkow, Read the full article…

Pot Scientists Brace for Marijuana Meltdown as Laws Ease

Washington's pot shops will face initial supply shortage.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Read the full article…

Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol

Massachusetts cracks down on caregivers providing to more than one medical marijuana patient at a time.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol.