The DEA will make one small change when it comes to cannabis: the agency intends to loosen restrictions on federally-approved research of marijuana. As of this writing, only one entity has a federal license to grow cannabis for research: the University of Mississippi. Thursday’s changes will expand the number of places where cannabis can be grown, potentially leading to further federally-approved studies.
The DEA’s upcoming announcement is already drawing mixed reviews. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana — an advocacy group that opposes marijuana legalization — praised the decision. “We’re pleased to see that the Obama Administration… understands the science the way we and almost every single medical association in the country understand it.”
Click to read the entire article on Inquisitr.