Rutgers Takes a Pass on Pot-Farm Proposal
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Rutgers Takes a Pass on Pot-Farm Proposal
Posted by CN Staff on July 23, 2010 at 13:47:39 PT
Source: United Press International 
Trenton, N.J. -- Officials at Rutgers University have said no thanks to establishing a medical-marijuana farm because it would jeopardize federal funding.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had proposed Rutgers be established as the sole supplier of medical pot in the Garden State with certain hospitals serving as the only place that the ailing could obtain their legal stashes.
But Rutgers decided it would be too risky an endeavor because the federal government considers all marijuana illegal and could pull the plug on the school's funding."We were sincerely interested in the opportunity, but we had external counsel and our folks look into it and yesterday it became totally clear we could not do this," said Robert Goodman, dean of the biology school Rutgers.The (Newark) Star-Ledger said Friday Rutgers could have applied to the Drug Enforcement Administration for permission to conduct marijuana research; however, the DEA already has a sanctioned grow at the University of Mississippi. A request from the University of Massachusetts to cultivate marijuana was rejected by the Bush administration.Source: United Press International (Wire)Published: July 23, 2010Copyright 2010 United Press InternationalWebsite: nationaldesk upi.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #5 posted by rchandar on July 28, 2010 at 13:22:17 PT:
The most a science or "rehab" researcher can do is survey patients who "admit" smoking marijuana. In some respects that works, because there are many different strains. A university-led study with plants would be fairer and attribute effects to a common pharmacology and clearer understanding of the interaction of types of pot with the brain, the nervous system, and so on.Now, I don't think Gov.Christie's idea holds water. To commission a university to conduct growing for a sick population requires legal clearances that Holder's directive doesn't give us. Of course, there are many excellently researched books on pot's effects.When we get pot away from the kind of moral drubbing that it's used to, we could incorporate it more truly into medicine and leisure.
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Comment #4 posted by rchandar on July 28, 2010 at 13:18:18 PT:
And I think they should push for this. The logic is extremely simple: aside from books and research that doctors do on the effects of MJ, there would be any number of quality of life, sociology, culture, researchers that could do their research without the usual clandestine fears. It could also be a tremendous help to substance abuse researchers (!) because it would improve the "truth" of their studies of "addicted" patients.Part of equalizing and making fair the issues regarding MJ is a fair, objective ground--where nobody has a dictum to decide what people can study, and what they can't.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on July 24, 2010 at 15:34:19 PT
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on July 23, 2010 at 16:46:16 PT
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Comment #1 posted by rancher on July 23, 2010 at 14:13:31 PT:
Oregon dispensary initiative qualifies for ballot
The Oregon Secretary of State has announced that Initiative #28, which would add dispensaries and legal producers to Oregon's medical marijuana law has qualified for the ballot. If it passes, it will be the best medical marijuana law in the country. Please help and find out details at www.regulatemedicalmarijuana.orgHere are links to some informative coverage: 
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