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Marijuana monopoly

January 19, 2009

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THE US Drug Enforcement Administration dealt a major blow to science with its decision to preserve the National Institute on Drug Abuse's monopoly on the supply of marijuana available for FDA-approved research (" UMass loses marijuana lab bid ," Health/Science, Jan. 13). The decision is an inappropriate injection of political ideology into what should properly be a question of science. (Full article: 200 words)

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