March 11, 2024
Life Sciences | Tea Leaves
  • Federal health officials have proposed reclassification of marijuana after determining that it poses a lower public health risk than other controlled substances and offers possible medical benefits. The extensive scientific review illuminates the rationale underpinning a recommendation last summer that marked a significant shift in how the federal government has treated a drug that is legal for a majority of Americans to purchase. This is the first time the Department of Health and Human Services has publicly acknowledged marijuana’s medical use. (Articles here and here)