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Let’s end barriers to federally regulated cannabis research

medical marijuana

In November 2010, the citizens of Arizona passed Proposition 203, thereby establishing a medical marijuana program. Despite many delays, Arizona is now in the process of awarding licenses to nearly 100 new dispensary operators. Yet as patients eagerly anticipate regulated cannabis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a political battle they should not have to fight.

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Medical marijuana needs more research and an unbiased perspective

Over and over, the people of Arizona have demonstrated that they want medical marijuana. Unfortunately, privately-funded FDA approved cannabis research is hampered by a government monopoly over the marijuana supply, held by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Additional FDA approved research with marijuana must take place.

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