Marijuana Moment: Another Scientist Sues DEA To Cultivate Marijuana For Research Purposes

Summary: Marijuana Moment reports on the new lawsuit filed by Dr. Lyle Craker, with support from MAPS, which compels the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to issue licenses for Dr. Craker and more than 30 other applicants to manufacture research-grade marijuana, a process that has been delayed for over 4 years despite administrative guidance. “DEA announced in 2016 that it would begin the process of approving additional marijuana cultivators. Currently, there’s just one, at the University of Mississippi, that has held a monopoly on federally authorized cannabis cultivation,” explains Kyle Jaeger of Marijuana Moment. “Researchers and lawmakers have argued that the quality of the plant grown at that facility is inadequate. Indeed, a study found that its cannabis is more chemically similar to hemp than marijuana sold in state-legal commercial markets.”

Originally appearing here.