Biden Signs Medical Marijuana Research Bill

Dario Sabaghi – Contributor – I cover the cannabis industry with a focus on Europe.
 
President Joe Biden turns the Medical Marijuana Research Bill into law, changing how American scientists can do research on marijuana.
 

As anticipated by Marijuana Moment last week, the White House announced on Friday that President Biden signed the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, “which establishes a new registration process for conducting research on marijuana and for manufacturing marijuana products for research purposes and drug development.”

 
 

The bipartisan bill was introduced in July, quickly passed in the House in the same month, and unanimously approved by the Senate in November.

 

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Democrat), who sponsored the bill, released a joint press statement along with Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Barbara Lee (Democrat), Dave Joyce (Republican), and Brian Mast (Republican) stressing the importance of such achievement.

 

“For decades, the federal government has stood in the way of science and progress—peddling a misguided and discriminatory approach to cannabis. Today marks a monumental step in remedying our federal cannabis laws. The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act will make it easier to study the impacts and potential of cannabis,” the statement reads.