By LeeWEpstein

October 25, 2019

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and named after the actor of the same name who suffers from the disease . Has announced its support for 3 cannabis reform bills currently under discussion in the US Congress.

So,Ted Thompson, the organization’s vice-president , explained that: removing barriers to medical cannabis research “is one way in which Congress can help scientific researchers .

” Also,MJFF’s public policy team is monitoring these bills and working to raise awareness among members of Congress of their importance to the Parkinson’s disease community. ┬╗

3 bills to speed up research

The MJFF is seeking support for the passage of the Medical Cannabis Research Act. So, this bill would require the DEA to approve more federal institutions for the cultivation of cannabis for research purposes.

MJFF also calls on legislators to support the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act. Which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to determine whether medical cannabis can relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) .

Finally, the foundation is advocating for the passage of the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act. Which would restart cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.

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