Rick Doblin, PhD, President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), stated in a July 14, 2003 article in Reason magazine:

“As long as NIDA [National Institute on Drug Abuse] is the sole source of supply [for legal cannabis], the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] process will rightly be perceived by the public as obstructed, further fueling efforts by states to circumvent federal authority over the medical uses of marijuana through ballot initiatives or state legislation.”

July 14, 2003