Decision Removes Unnecessary Burdens On Legitimate Scientific Inquiry
WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced they will lift the public health service (PHS) review on marijuana research projects not funded by the federal government.
The PHS review process was established in 1999 following a 1998 Institute of Medicine report that called for more in depth scientific research on marijuana. While the process was intended to facilitate greater research today it is broadly recognized as undermining legitimate scientific inquiry.
“The US government has systematically impeded marijuana efficacy research, and the PHS review has played a large role in that stonewalling,” said Dr. Sue Sisley. “It was a shameful tactic used by opponents of…