House Green Lights Researchers Accessing Marijuana From Dispensaries

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RELATED: Marijuana Research Bill For Veterans Gets Green Light Despite Biden Administration Objection Sen. By Jelena Martinovic The House of Representatives approved a massive infrastructure bill late Friday, which includes allowing researchers to study marijuana purchased from state-licensed dispensaries. The bill will allow scientists to study cannabis that is not exclusively government-grown, in addition to encouraging states with legal cannabis to educate people about impaired driving. Photo by janiecbros/Getty Images The move came on the heels of recently approved legislation that would require the VA to conduct clinical trials into the therapeutic potential of marijuana for military veterans. Lou Correa (D-Cal), was approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday in an 18-11 vote, with all Democrats in support and all but one Republican opposed.

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The measure also stipulates that scientists working in states that are not yet in the process of legalization should also have access to dispensary products available in jurisdictions that have ended prohibition.

By Jelena Martinovic

The House of Representatives approved a massive infrastructure bill late Friday, which includes allowing researchers to study marijuana purchased from state-licensed dispensaries. The legislation is now heading to President Joe Biden’s desk.

The bill will allow scientists to study cannabis that is not exclusively government-grown,...

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