A small, but vital step in the right direction came out of Washington this week that could help in the effort to decriminalize marijuana nationwide.
The Obama administration has decided to eliminate a regulatory obstacle for medical marijuana studies, which means new and needed research could begin in the not-too-distant future. As we expect, new research will spur more evidence of marijuana’s medical benefits. Ultimately, influential studies of the plant will help to decriminalize marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. And from there, the possibilities are endless. More medicine. Safer business practices. Healthier and happier people.
While still in the early stages, and a small ripple in a big, messy governing environment, this news brings hope.
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