DEA To Allow More Cultivators To Produce Cannabis For Research Purposes

Previously, the University of Mississippi was the only approved supplier of cannabis for research purposes.

Despite its federal illegality and classification as a Schedule I drug, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has announced that it is ending its review of cannabis cultivation applications. The agency will soon start to register additional growers authorized to cultivate the plant for research purposes.

Previously, the University of Mississippi’s National Center for the Development of Natural Products was the only approved supplier of cannabis for research purposes, and all crops were produced exclusively for the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) continued research on the effects of the drug.

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