It seems a bit odd when news about scientific research tells us more about the past than about the future. However, that is certainly the case with the DEA’s announcement that it will finally allow easier access to marijuana for medical research.
The DEA’s press release does not explain the history of the decades of the suppression of scientific research by the agency with the complicity of NIDA and the scientific establishment.
Heretofore, the DEA maintained monopoly on all of the marijuana that could be used for research, allowing only the use of marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi under a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the bureaucracy in charge of subverting science to serve the Drug War.
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