DEA Plans to Grow 3.2 Million Grams of Weed for Research Next Year

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The feds have authorized the production of over 7000 pounds of research weed next year, but the sole institution authorized to grow federally-legal weed may not be up to the task.

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has authorized the cultivation of over 7,000 pounds of legal weed next year, intended solely for research use.

Earlier this year, the DEA filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing a production quota of 3,200,000 grams of research weed in 2020. This quota accounts for the “estimated medical, scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States, for lawful export requirements,...

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