Feds Limit Research on Marijuana for Medical Use


Image courtesy of Arizona Capitol Times

Image courtesy of Arizona Capitol Times

Research on marijuana’s potential for medical use has been hampered for years by federal restrictions, even though nearly half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana in some form.  An analysis by News21 shows that $1.1 billion of the $1.4 billion that the National Institute of Health spent on marijuana research from 2008 and 2014 went to study abuse and addiction.  Only $297 million was spent on its effects on the brain and potential medical benefits for those suffering from conditions like chronic pain.

Source: Feds Limit Research on Marijuana for Medical Use | USA Today | News

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