For the second time this month, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a federal marijuana reform bill—this one promoting research into the plant and allowing scientists to study cannabis from state-legal businesses for the first time. After the chamber approved a comprehensive bill to federally legalize marijuana on Friday, leadership announced that members would be taking up the Medical Marijuana Research Act, bipartisan legislation that advanced out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in September. The version coming to the floor has been revised from the committee-approved draft to make it so the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and attorney general would be required to create a process for marijuana manufacturers and distributors to supply researchers with cannabis from dispensaries.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 12/07/2020 11:43:00

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