Tag: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Marijuana Gears Up for Production High in U.S. Labs

Residents of 23 US states can buy medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer pain to anxiety, but US scientists must wade through onerous paperwork to score the drug for study. Their sole dealer is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has a contract with the University of Mississippi in Oxford to produce marijuana for research purposes. The agency has long faced complaints that its marijuana is too weak to represent what is...

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