Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers

Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers

DEA and DOJ over planned expansion of marijuana cultivation

AG Jeff Sessions questioned by Senate committee about reports of feud between DEA and DOJ over planned expansion of marijuana cultivation for research purposes

Sessions responded:

“We have a marijuana research system working now. There is one supplier of the marijuana for that research. People have asked that there be multiple sources of the marijuana for medicinal research and have asked that it be approved. I believe there are now 26 applications for approval of suppliers who would provide marijuana for medicinal research. Each one of those has to be supervised by the DEA, and I have raised questions about how many and let’s be sure we’re doing this in the right way because it costs a lot of money to supervise these [indecipherable]. I think it would be healthy to have some more competition in the supply but I’m sure we don’t need 26 new suppliers.”

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