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Why Is It So Hard to Study Marijuana?

Marijuana, now legal by a doctor’s order in 29 states and recreationally in eight states, is in the same class federally as heroin

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The Feds: just say ‘no’ to research

“It was kind of comical, with all of these medical marijuana dispensaries scattered around town, sitting in my office and talking about everything we had to do to get a small amount of THC, cannabidiol, and cannabinol — 400 milligrams — to use over [the course of] a year,” recalls Hellman.

Restricted supply: restricted research

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Marijuana: the new Big Tobacco

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Next up: a political backlash?


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UC San Francisco is the leading university exclusively focused on health.

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UCSF Magazine shares the stories behind the science at the University of California, San Francisco, the leading university focused exclusively on health.

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