Marijuana Reaches New Highs – Reduced restrictions will make it easier for scientists to study pot’s potential

By Alexandra Ossola

It’s now easier to buy marijuana in the U.S. for personal consumption than it is for scientists to procure it for research: 23 states and D.C. have legalized it (at least as medicine), and several others may have it on the ballot in 2016. Researchers hope the barriers to studying the plant will likewise crumble so they can finally probe its full therapeutic potential.
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