We Need to Study Weed

We need to be studying cannabis, its myriad cultivated strains, and their effects on a variety of medical conditions. We also need to examine public health and policy implications. In short, we need to be doing research — but because of federal restrictions, it’s nearly impossible to do in this country.

The Scientist Pot Farmer

Washington is in an awkward position: The EPA has not approved any pesticides for use on cannabis, but growers need guidance for their recently legalized crops. While regulators dawdle and universities keep their distance, scientist Alan Schreiber is stepping in — and hoping to sell some pot while he’s at it.