National Institute On Drug Abuse Seeks New Partner Facilities To Produce Research Cannabis, What Are The Requirements?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the lead agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences, is searching for new partners who would supply for research purposes.

To be eligible to aid with the "acquisition and/or production of and related materials," the partnering facilities need to be authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to cultivate marijuana, according to the special notice issued on Friday.

While the number of direct suppliers with whom the federal drug agency plans to collaborate was not disclosed, NIDA issued a list of essential criteria for the interested parties as well as their responsibilities.

The Notice

NIDA specified that the prospective businesses need to be capable of producing or procuring "cannabis, cannabis …

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