Drug Enforcement Administration Set to Increase Registered Marijuana Manufacturers for Research Purposes [May 25, 2021] [open pdf - 640KB]
From the Document: "On May 14, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it would soon register additional manufacturers [hyperlink] to cultivate marijuana for research purposes. For over 50 years, the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi [hyperlink] has been the only DEA-registered manufacturer of marijuana for research purposes, operating under a contract administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse [hyperlink] (NIDA). While marijuana is also cultivated in states that allow for its recreational and medical use [hyperlink], the federal government considers the University of Mississippi to be the only lawful source, as Schedule I [hyperlink] controlled substances may 'only' be manufactured for research purposes under the Controlled Substances Act [hyperlink] (CSA), and manufacturers must register with the DEA."
CRS Insight, IN11682
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/