U.S. House Committee Approves Bill Directing the DEA to Streamline Cannabis Research Approval Process

marijuana2008The United States House Appropriations Committee has voted to approve legislation that would direct the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to determine a plan for accelerating the approval process for those wanting to study cannabis.

Specifically, the provision – which is attached to a federal spending bill – mandates the agency to “review all relevant DEA rules governing research on the medical efficacy of marijuana and determine ways to facilitate further research through streamlining the DEA approval process.”

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