DEA ASKS A TRIPLE INCREASE OF MARIJUANA SUPPLY FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Despite the raging issues arising because of the legalization of distribution, planting, and putting the marijuana plant in research, the Drug Enforcement Administration is even asking more of its stock. The federal government was requested to produce more marijuana, which is actually triple the number of what they are expecting from DEA. The research department demanded that additional of 900 pounds should be available for research in 2015.

Headed by Michele Leonhart, the DEA Administrator stated that the government needs more supply of marijuana because of the unanticipated demands for extensive research of this plant. The industrial needs of the United States clamor for more supply that the number required could go beyond what was projected for 2015. The initial request of 276 pounds now turns into 882 pounds.

It was against the federal law to produce and distribute in any form the addictive plant because of its high potency to disturbed mental functions. However, since DEA regulates the licenses of those industries and individuals who grow marijuana, it seems that this request for additional supply could happen. Another thing is that the request of DEA for more production of marijuana has awakened so many speculations and those who are in favor of the legalization of this plant are in full support. It was reported that this is already the second year that DEA requested for more supply.

DEA already released their statement that those who are registered manufactures were able to give promising better results, without causing any backlash. This means that all the users of the plant and even the research results came into a conclusion that this marijuana plant can be a good candidate to eliminate cancer cells. The recorded medical applications that involved marijuana as treatment are increasing this year. This is the reason why DEA would like to support more of the researches handled by experts in order to reveal what is good about using this plant for medicinal purposes, and not to prohibit its usage and production.

National Institute on Drug Abuse is one the producers of marijuana to supply the government needs. This agency is motivated enough to do the just with high consistency because of the results of the multiple studies, revealing that the compounds present on it could actually combat not just cancer, but other ailments.

So far, 23 states were granted to legally grow this plant under strict regulation to avoid any unwanted complaints of users being high. Small amounts of the plant are tolerable in some areas of Washington DC.

Even with this effort of the continuing battle of making the plant as a legal source of medicine, the federal government is still pushing that marijuana has still the dangerous substances that could cause mental disturbances. It is still under the label of “no currently accepted medical use.”

After 30 days, DEA would report any update of their proposed production increase, although the Federal Register is open for any comments

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