Ned Bristol’s column, “A lot spent to stop pot,” describes the wastefulness of marijuana prohibition and the profit incentive it provides to black marketers. However, his description of the Obama administration’s position on medical use is inaccurate.
If the Obama Administration were sympathetic to those who benefit from medicinal use, it would remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act or at least grant U-Mass Professor Lyle Craker’s application to grow marijuana to supply research programs, such as Massachusetts’ 19-year-old “Therapeutic Research Act.”
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Sun-Chronicle (Attleboro), Tue, April 12, 2011