DEA’s Scientific Studies: 113,000 Ounces of Cannabis to Be Grown
Almost 113,000 ounces of weed are requested by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be legally cultivated in the United States next year. Such a great amount of bud will be applied in science research for the examination of weed impact on a human.
This project refers to DEA's annual quota for the production of restrained substances to arrange the estimated scientific, medicinal research and industrial needs of the U.S., legal export requirements, and the organization and maintenance of storehouses.
The anti-drug company's suggested 2020 out-turn of cannabis is more than 30 percent larger than this year's marijuana allowance of 86,000 ounces.
DEA said that this will help to meet the requirements of authorized cannabis research that amount has increased recently. The amount of individuals who want to carry out investigations using marijuana has risen by more than 40 percent since 2017. The investigation includes dealing with not only marijuana but also its extracts, derivatives, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
As time goes, more cultivators of marijuana are being licensed by DEA for research. That can explain the increase in the quantity of project participants.
In the previous month, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported that it finally intends to work on new licenses to produce cannabis.
For more than 50 years, a plantation at the University of Mississippi has been the only legitimate provider of marijuana to be applied in studies in the U.S. However, researchers have lodged complaints that it is complicated for them to acquire cannabis plants from that institution; moreover, its production is of poor quality.
An inquiry has displayed that the existing delivery of officially authorized cannabis is rather similar to hemp than saleable marijuana. This fact gives rise to questions about the relevance of research since users usually consume different from hemp type of weed which they can find at local legal markets.
The head of the farm in Mississippi reported that he doesn’t think any marijuana consumer would use weed with 8% THC instead of cannabis that is available at state-licensed retail stores where you can find weed with far higher amount of THC. That is why the studies on the effects of cannabis, when using federally approved marijuana, are questionable.
Recently, the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration encouraged licensing additional cultivators and also approved testing marijuana products obtained from dispensaries.