EDITORIAL

Turning the Tables with Mary Jane

Science  04 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5825, pp. 661
DOI: 10.1126/science.1143936

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Summary

Some of this is about--marijuana. Just so you'll know, there's nothing in here about what we were all doing back in the day (though of course, we never inhaled). The reason to give marijuana some attention here is a legal case that has wedged open an important chapter in the relationship between law and science. It pits some health activists against a law in the United States called the Data Quality Act (DQA). The turnaround is that DQA has usually helped industry fight off regulation. Not this time; here's the background.