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TopherBrennan comments on High Time For Drug Policy Reform. Part 1/4: Introduction and Cause Summary - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: TopherBrennan 09 August 2017 09:42:20PM 0 points [-]

A lot of the heavy lifting in US law is being done here:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/823

TLDR it's possible to get a license to do research with schedule I drugs, but the licensing hurdles are higher than those for prescribing even schedule II drugs (which in the US includes cocaine and methamphetamine). Those hurdles could be lowered in various ways, perhaps with reference to the general procedures for researching new drugs described here:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/355