Safe and Effective Drug Act

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The Safe and Effective Drug Act was a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Mark Souder on December 6, 2004. It called for the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct a "meta-analysis of the available scientific data regarding the safety and health risks of smoking marijuana and the clinically-proven effectiveness of smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes."[citation needed] The bill was criticized for centering on smoking marijuana rather than other methods of ingestion; for calling for the analysis to be conducted by NIDA; for having a short turnaround time (120 days); and for not requiring any new research.[original research?] The bill died in committee.