Michigan wants to study marijuana’s health benefits. It’s not easy.

Source: The Washington Post

Apr 5, 2024 | Research

When Michigan voters approved recreational marijuana six years ago, the measure included an innovative mandate: using cannabis tax revenue to pay for research into the health benefits of the drug for military veterans. State officials later committed $40 million. Not a single veteran has received marijuana in a trial. Critics blame federal restrictions on marijuana research. The delays in Michigan underscore the challenges of studying potential health benefits and consequences of marijuana in the United States, where it remains federally illegal even as it is lawful in most states.  Read the article here.


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