Toomey: Time to Cut Red Tape and Facilitate Medical Marijuana Research

Senator Pat Toomey

Senator Pat Toomey

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama administration and the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would eliminate a much-criticized Public Health Service review for medical marijuana research. Established in 1999, the Public Health Service review has been disparaged as a needlessly time-consuming bureaucratic barrier to research, and duplicative of existing medical research approval processes within both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration.

After reviewing President Obama’s order, Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement:

“I applaud this commonsense effort to cut red tape and help facilitate more research into medical marijuana. If there’s a chance that marijuana derivatives like cannibidiol can help patients in Pennsylvania, Washington should not be needlessly interfering with scientific research that may lead to worthwhile medical treatments.”

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