High hopes for marijuana research at university

American military veterans rallied last week in an attempt to persuade lawmakers to pay for a clinical study at the University of Arizona, looking at the health benefits of medical marijuana, reports Astrid Galvan for Associated Press.

The veterans and other medical marijuana supporters who held the rally last Wednesday evening believe pot needs to be studied to learn how it might be able to remedy post-traumatic stress disorder.

The University of Arizona received approval recently from the US Department of Health and Human Services to conduct long-delayed marijuana research that has been in the works for more than two decades. The approval was an important milestone for the project, but it still needs money from the state to carry out the research, along with approval from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
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