DEA Wants Federal Government To Grow More Cannabis

People have long been critical of the federal government and its agencies with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) included. One covert program seemed like a fairy tale – something straight out of Hollywood. I mean who would believe that the federal government was funding a medical marijuana grow operation?! Right?!

Turns out, the federal government has been cultivating medical cannabis for decades. A lot of people would be angry and say that this practice seems hypocritical, considering that the federal government’s official stance is that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance (meaning it has no medicinal value). However, I believe we need to give the government a little credit for taking a step, albeit a slow and methodical step, in the right direction.biocbd | cbd | cannabidiol | hemp oil | water soluble hemp oil

The demand for medical marijuana is growing, but it is growing for different reasons other than what has made it so popular over the years. Known more commonly as a recreational drug, people have long sought out marijuana for the effects of THC, a cannabinoid that is known for its intoxicating and relaxing effects, but now public interest in the drug seems to be turning towards the medicinal properties of the cannabis L. Sativa plant. In fact, with cannabidiol (CBD) gaining in popularity, many reports are coming out showing that a lot of medical marijuana strains are low on what people really want, CBD. Well, the DEA and federal government have noticed.

In a proposal that will published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, DEA Administrator Michele Lenohart says that since first signing off on a plan for the feds to produce 125,000 grams of marijuana in 2015, the agency has become aware that “research and product development involving cannabidiol [CBD] is increasing beyond that previously anticipated.”

Leonhart’s notice says DEA “has also received notification from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that it required additional supplies of marijuana to be manufactured in 2015 to provide for ongoing and anticipated research efforts involving marijuana.”

The DEA is now asking the feds to increase their output of marijuana from 125,000 grams to 400,000 grams. That’s quite a big jump, right? Looks as though the public is not the only one interested in the discovery of CBD and its potential.

Another government agency increased its medical cannabis profile as well with the National Institute for Drug Abuse  (NIDA) recently increasing their listing of medical cannabis strains.

Perhaps these increases involve Patent No. 6630507, held by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, which covers the use of cannabinoids for treating a wide range of diseases?  As most of us know by now, the only thing that motivates these corporations is money, and thankfully for us it would appear medical marijuana and CBD derived from industrial hemp are major cash crops.

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