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Ruling Would Allow Second Marijuana Research Facility PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Yesterday brought us closer to actually getting a second and independent research facility permitted to grow marijuana for FDA approved clinical trials. DEA administrative law judge, Mary Ellen Bitter, ruled that a professor at the University of Massachutes should be allowed to do so and that it would be in the “public’s best interest.”
With support from the University and both Mass. Senators, Professor Craker, director of a medicinal plant program at the university, first applied for the permitin 2001. But the DEA stalled and stalled and stalled until they finally denied the permit in 2004. The ruling yesterday was in response to a lawsuit filed against the DEA for obstructing medical marijuana research.

In remains to be seen what the DEA will now do, they may simply ignore the ruling, or over rule it. Should they allow the ruling to proceed to an actual permit, the research center will grow high potency marijuana.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2007 )
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