Re "The science of pot," March 10
The Times' editorial urges research on the medicinal use of marijuana. This is a long-overdue policy change.
In 1988, I was an attorney who sued the Drug Enforcement Administration over its refusal to allow medical use of marijuana. The DEA administrative law judge at the time ruled in our favor, describing his own agency as "arbitrary and capricious" for denying access to cannabis for medical purposes; he was overruled by the appointed head of the DEA.