A House panel on Wednesday is set to examine some of the barriers to marijuana research amid a growing disconnect between federal and state policies.

“There is a chasm between the federal laws and what over 30 states are doing,” Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) told The Hill in an interview Tuesday.

Eshoo, the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, said she wants to hear officials at the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Agency explain why the federal government is potentially blocking research into the effects of marijuana.

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Nathaniel Weixel ~ TheHill.com