420 with CNW — DEA Releases Final Rule on Authorizing Additional Producers of Research-Grade Cannabis

December 23, 2020 16:25:08

In the United States, researchers who want to study the benefits and side effects of cannabis can obtain the crop from only one source: a single federally licensed cultivation facility at the University of Mississippi. However, there have been numerous complaints that the crop produced by the facility is substandard, with studies finding it to be more genetically similar to hemp than commercial cannabis. Additionally, further studies have found that the cannabis cultivated at the University of Mississippi has lower levels of both THC and CBD compared to commercial cannabis products.

In March 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a rule change that would…


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