Arizona Medical Association Challenges NIDA Blockade of Medical Marijuana Research

On June 2, 2012, the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) House of Delegates unanimously adopted a resolution (pdf) challenging the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s blockade of medical marijuana research. ArMA’s resolution is yet another pressure point on the federal government’s obstruction of medical marijuana research. ArMA resolved that “once the protocol for privately-funded marijuana research has been reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration and relevant Independent Review Board and the practitioner has obtained registration from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Institute of Drug Abuse shall, without further evaluation of the research protocol, supply marijuana for the research, at cost, upon the practitioner’s proper application.”