The beginning of the end
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has begun the process of notifying companies that they are moving toward approving their applications to become federally authorized marijuana manufacturers for research purposes.
Per the article, "This is a significant development—and one of the first cannabis-related moves to come out of the Biden administration. There is currently a monopoly on federal cannabis cultivation, with the University of Mississippi having operated the only approved facility for the past half-century."
“Pending final approval, DEA has determined, based on currently available information, that a number of manufacturers’ applications to cultivate marijuana for research needs in the United States appears to be consistent with applicable legal standards and relevant laws. DEA has, therefore, provided a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to these manufacturers as the next step in the approval process.”
Read the full article in the Marijuana Moment.