Federal Red Tape Ties Up Marijuana Research: Despite Drug’s Legalization in Two U.S. States, Biomedical Science Faces Continued Restrictions

Date: 
Wed, 2014-03-26 (All day)

Hidden in a locked room on New York University’s campus in lower Manhattan, a half-ton steel safe guards hundreds of vials of a drug extracted from marijuana. To the U.S. government, the drug — Epidiolex — is one of the world’s most dangerous substances, ripe for abuse. Orrin Devinsky, MD, discusses this drug and the potential it might have as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

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