Senator Cory Gardner (R) Colorado has signed on to a bipartisan effort revolving around easing the restrictions on medical cannabis research. This is big news, as Sen. Gardner is not the first to come to mind with pro-pot anything.
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Gardner’s now cosponsoring the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act (MEDS Act) that aims to make the entire process easier for approving pot related research and raises production quotas for the federally approved marijuana growers who grow cannabis for pot-derived drugs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) Utah introduced the bill with a comically pun riddled statement. Many marijuana activists didn’t appreciate the humor, however, as drug policy reform is more serious than ever under the current administration that intimidates patients and threatens medical and scientific research.
“It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana,” started Hatch, who is Mormon and is opposed