DEA to Expand the Number of Legal Marijuana Growers

Government Executive: The federal government wants to grow its pool of marijuana manufacturers, who cultivate the crop for research purposes, to meet a dramatic increase in demand for pot-related testing and analysis.

The Drug Enforcement Agency still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, meaning the government deems it to have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, but allows a certain amount to be grown each year to support federally approved research projects.

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