Cannabis Research Shackled by Politics Since 1968

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

The session will highlight the abuses of the DEA / NIDA cannabis monopoly. We will present pictures of federally legal cannabis for research (NIDA’s moldy cannabis study drug) vs Real world cannabis... and why it’s imperative that scientists have access to quality flower & unique phenotypes for testing on humans.
We will raise awareness about the fact that $68 million taxpayer dollars every 5 years is going to maintain this Government-enforced monopoly that’s been in violation of the CSA controlled substances act for decades.
I will discuss the challenges of trying to push natural cannabis flower through the entire FDA drug development process with no legal supply for FDA phase 3.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced