The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop obstructing the DEA’s review of 26 applications from potential marijuana manufacturers.
The Medical Cannabis Research Act, introduced in April by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R–Fla.), would require the Department of Justice to federally license at least two additional manufacturers of research cannabis.
“The federal government should not stand in the way of collaboration that can help people live better lives,” Gaetz told Marijuana Moment’s Tom Angell.
The bill gives the attorney general a full year to review applications, after which he may delay a decision by requesting supplementary information from applicants.
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