Republican Senator Wants to Make Marijuana Easier to Study

By Gillian Mohney for Healthline

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has introduced a bill to relax medical marijuana research regulations.

“On the one hand, it’s a political victory. I think having a bill that even touches on the subject from Orrin Hatch is considered a win, but on the other hand, we’re of the mind the research is there, the research is done.[Medical marijuana] programs have been around for 20 years. A research bill was more appropriate in the late 1990s and early 2000s.” - David Mangone, JD