The White House just removed longstanding barriers to cannabis research
The Obama Administration removed a significant barrier to cannabis research today. Since 1999 any research on cannabis that was not being performed by the government had to go through a Public Health Service (PHS) review. This review only applied to cannabis. The PHS review was controlled by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is commonly known as the “drug czar’s” office. Removing the PHS review requirement was long-overdue and should facilitate significant new cannabis research. Click here to read more.