DEA pot ruling widens research opportunities

DEA pot ruling widens research opportunities

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By ending its monopoly on marijuana growing for medical research, the DEA opens the way for larger scale research. However, it stopped short of calling for legalization.


WASHINGTON — The federal government is ending its decades-old monopoly on marijuana production for medical research as the Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday it was bowing to changing times. The agency said it would begin allowing researchers and drug companies to use pot grown in places other than its well-secured facility at the University of Mississippi.…

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