So, the US Government has been growing cannabis since 1968. They made an exclusive deal with the University of Mississippi for research. Sure, they might have done some legitimate “Research” but I am sure they were also using it for other purposes too. Recently there has been an enormous explosion in applications from private growers, but in true governmental fashion, they are dragging their feet on processing these applications. It’s funny that the DEA is also saying “[we] have concluded that the best way to satisfy the current researcher demand for a variety of strains of marijuana and cannabinoid extracts is to increase the number of federally authorized marijuana growers,” yet they are the ones dragging their feet processing the applications. It feels like they are blowing smoke in our faces. The University of Mississippi has recently harvested the largest amount of bud they ever have before, 2 tons. Can you imagine how much money that is? Well, we can approximate it for you. First off 2 tons is 4000 pounds, and an ounce is about 200-300 bucks a pop. The government just grew about 18 million dollars in bud, but they won’t let us have an opportunity to grow because they’d rather keep a monopoly on the market. Over two dozen applications have been submitted, and not a single one has moved an inch. In June, the Scottsdale Research Institute in Arizona asked an Appeals Court in DC to order the DEA to process the applications. The case is ongoing. Soon it will be federally legal, and things will work smoothly.
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