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White House Takes Big Step to Facilitate Marijuana Research

22 Jun White House Takes Big Step to Facilitate Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON — The White House took a major step forward on Monday to support research into the medical properties of marijuana, lifting a much-maligned bureaucratic requirement that had long stifled scientific research.

By eliminating the Public Health Service review requirement, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as the drug czar’s office, will help facilitate research into the drug.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers had called for the requirement to be lifted.

The requirement had long outgrown today’s marijuana politics. Even opponents of legalization have called for it to be lifted. [Read more at the Huffington Post]

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