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Federal Court dismisses suit against DEA over marijuana growing applications

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)… after determining that the agency had fulfilled a requirement to process applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers.

The suit, brought by the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI), argued that the marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi—currently the only facility that’s federally authorized to cultivate the plant—is of poor quality, does not reflect the diversity of products available on the commercial market and is therefore inadequate for clinical studies. Indeed, that’s a point that several policymakers have made, and it’s bolstered by research demonstrating that the federal government’s cannabis is genetically closer to hemp than marijuana that consumers can obtain in state-legal markets. Sue Sisley, a researcher with SRI, said that despite the case being dismissed, it “moved the ball forward for everyone.” In a separate case in May, another federal court ordered DEA to “promptly” consider applications to reschedule cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act.

Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
Federal Court dismisses suit against DEA over marijuana growing applications
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