After several years of stalling, the DEA said it would start processing dozens of pending applications for permission to grow MED, though it remains unclear when the growing licenses will be issued.
- The announcement comes shortly before the DEA must respond to a lawsuit from Dr. Sue Sisley, an Arizona psychiatrist who has been fighting for years to study MED on veterans with PTSD.
- The only federally legal marijuana farm is at the University of Mississippi. Sisley, and others, have said the crop there is not good enough quality for testing.
Meanwhile Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said no amount of cannabis is safe for teens, young adults and pregnant women.
- At Rolling Stone, EJ Dickson asks whether his rigid views do more harm than good.
- President Trump reiterated his support for states setting their own own marijuana laws.