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Senator Orrin Hatch introduces medical marijuana research bill

Wednesday September 13, 2017. 10:24 PM , from BoingBoing
A baby step toward federal decriminalization, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today introduced a bill to conduct medical marijuana research. The text of his announcement is posted below. I have highlighted several phrases.

'It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana,' Hatch said. 'Our country has experimented with a variety of state solutions without properly delving into the weeds on the effectiveness, safety, dosing, administration, and quality of medical marijuana. All the while, the federal government strains to enforce regulations that sometimes do more harm than good. To be blunt, we need to remove the administrative barriers preventing legitimate research into medical marijuana, which is why I’ve decided to roll out the MEDS Act.'

'I urge my colleagues to join Senator Schatz and me in our joint effort to help thousands of Americans suffering from a wide-range of diseases and disorders. In a Washington at war with itself, I have high hopes that this bipartisan initiative can be a kumbaya moment for both parties.'
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/13/senator-orrin-hatch-introduces.html

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