Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot?

Earlier this year, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it is “streamlining” a research application process for studying Schedule I drugs, including ecstasy and LSD. The news release failed to mention cannabis, which has also been lumped into the classification the federal agency created for substances having “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

So what does this mean? In an email, DEA spokesperson Katherine Pfaff tells Rolling Stone that the federal agency “moved their application process to a completely electronic process, eliminating the need to

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