The ruling was released yesterday, nearly two years after a federal administrative law judge recommended that Lyle Craker, a horticultural professor who specializes in medicinal plants, be allowed to grow marijuana for medical research.All this effort to keep pretending as if pot is cocaine and heroin and dangerous is very silly. Given that it potentially could help ease pain and have other possible medicinal uses actually means that the government's policy is dangerous, not the potential of research.
Disclosure: Never smoked pot in my life, not even once. I just think that, based on all the science that's available, this federal demonizing of it is a stupid waste of time. So is blocking it from having scientists from across the country do serious research on it.
Note: The last Left Ahead Political Podcast was on the Massachusetts ballot question that decriminalized pot, but I was absent that show. Here's the link regardless - featuring Lynne and Mike.