As more states legalize marijuana, like Maryland voters approved last week, the federal government is taking action, passing a marijuana research bill. The Senate passed a bipartisan bill called the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act. The Senate’s vote comes after the House passed the legislation in July. This is the first marijuana reform bill to ever pass Congress. The bill streamlines the application process for marijuana research and removes existing barriers, which have made it hard for researchers to conduct studies.
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