The Drug Enforcement Agency (dea) Classifies Marijuana As A Schedule I Narcotic.

marijuana Chan School of Public Health. For one thing, researchers complain about their limited legal access to real weed, the kind people outside of labs use: “It is often difficult for researchers to gain access to the quantity, quality, and type of cannabis product necessary to address specific research questions on the health effects of cannabis use,” the National Academies report declares. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic. By definition, that means, like heroin, it is highly prone to abuse and has no medical purpose — a rating that Scientific American has called  “highly controversial and dubious.”  So researchers cannot simply use what they might buy on a street corner or even at a pot colorado marijuana shop in states where it is legal under local laws. The plant clinical researchers do use comes from a farm at the University of Mississippi that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)  licenses  to grow marijuana for research purposes. But scientists  complain  that what they receive is far less potent than marijuana consumed by the public and even looks like an entirely different plant. The result, The Washington Post  declared  in 2017, is “akin to investigating the effects of bourbon by giving people Bud Light.” In August 2016, the DEA  announced  it would loosen control over the cultivation of government marijuana, though it remains unclear when the changes will go into effect. Other difficulties studying the effects of marijuana relate to metrics. There is no standard definition of what constitutes frequent use, moderate use or low use, noted  Staci Gruber  of McLean Hospital at the Harvard event.

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