A U.S. House committee on Thursday morning approved a bill that would let researchers study marijuana products from state-legal dispensaries, rather than have them rely on a very limited supply of cannabis preparations from what is currently the only federally authorized source. The provision, which was included in a 1,300-plus-page transit bill, cleared the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and will now head to the full chamber for consideration. It would let scientists conduct impaired driving research using the actual marijuana products that consumers are purchasing and using and would also allow the interstate distribution of cannabis to scientists in jurisdictions that have not yet enacted legalization. However, these provisions do not represent the main crux of the INVEST in America Act, a bill focused on providing funding for highway and transportation projects. An earlier version of the measure cleared the House last Congress with identical marijuana provisions but did not advance in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/10/2021 08:34:00