DEA Requests 1,500 Pounds of Cannabis be Cultivated for Research Purposes

Cannabis being cultivated for the U.S. government at the University of Mississippi.

Cannabis being cultivated for the U.S. government at the University of Mississippi (Photo Source: High Times).

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants the government to cultivate nearly 1,500 pounds (680,000 grams) of cannabis this year for research purposes, nearly six times the amount they initially requested for the year.

At the beginning of the year, the DEA requested that 275 pounds of cannabis be cultivated for the year. They raised that number to roughly 900 pounds in April, and now, the agency is requesting that 1,450 pounds be cultivated.

According to a notice signed by DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, the cannabis is intended to be used for the “estimated scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States”.

The cannabis will be cultivated at the University of Mississippi, where the sole source of federally legal cannabis is cultivated.

– TheJointBlog

3 comments

  1. “Research purposes”

    Uh huh…

    • Moe on June 23, 2015 at 11:01 am
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    1500 pounds that they plan to feed to a single rat hoping to kill it.

    • moldy on June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am
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    Yuk! Govmint weed… The shit is stored in fiber drums all ground up. It looks like some shit I pulled out of ditch in Iowa 50 years ago. That’ll yield some good research… not!

    We need to demand that the DEA get the hell out of the way so that real science can be realized.

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