420 with CNW – Released Memo Sheds Light on DEA’s Reluctance to License Additional Marijuana Producers

For more than four decades, the only entity allowed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to produce marijuana for research has been the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi under a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Proponents for research into marijuana’s medical abilities have long decried this monopoly, stating that it held back research.

It seems that the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) concurs after a newly released 2018 memo stated that this arrangement has always been illegal. According to the memo, an international treaty requires tighter controls on the production and distribution of marijuana. This partly explains why the DEA has been hesitant to…

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