Yes, “Right to Try” Includes Marijuana

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In order for a drug to be eligible for the Right to Try law, it must first pass a Phase 1 clinical trial. Thanks to research by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), marijuana is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials.

There’s been some confusion as to whether or not President Trump legalized medical cannabis for use by terminally ill patients this week by signing the Right to Try Act into law. 

 

In order for a drug to be eligible for the Right to Try law, it must first pass a Phase 1 clinical trial. Thanks to research by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), marijuana is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials.

 

The law allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments that have not yet received final approval by the FDA. Accessing marijuana under the Right to Try law would be legal only for patients who are gravely ill.

 

 

 

“To access cannabis, they would need to be in ‘a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or a disease or condition that would result in significant irreversible morbidity that is likely to lead to severely premature death,'” Forbes reported.

 

The article also clarifies eligible patients would have “exhausted approved treatment options” and they would not be eligible “to otherwise participate in ongoing clinical trials on the drug because they don’t meet inclusion criteria or live within geographic proximity of where the study is taking place.”

 

New drugs generally undergo years of expensive testing before manufacturers seek and gain FDA approval to market them. But with Right to Try, eligible patients no longer have to wait.

 

This represents a major domino falling in the path to legal cannabis in the United States. All indications is that federal legalization withing the next two years is eminent.  

 

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