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Tue Aug 15, 2017, 02:28 PM

Justice Department at odds with DEA on marijuana research, MS-13

Source: Washington Post

Justice Department at odds with DEA on marijuana research, MS-13

By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett August 15 at 10:52 AM

The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has effectively blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from taking action on more than two dozen requests to grow marijuana to use in research, one of a number of areas in which the anti-drug agency is at odds with the Trump administration, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

A year ago, the DEA began accepting applications to grow more marijuana for research, and as of this month, had 25 proposals to consider. But DEA officials said they need the Justice Department’s sign-off to move forward, and so far, the department has not been willing to provide it.

“They’re sitting on it,” said one law enforcement official familiar with the matter. “They just will not act on these things.”

As a result, said one senior DEA official, “the Justice Department has effectively shut down this program to increase research registrations.’’
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Matt Zapotosky covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post's National Security team. Follow @mattzap

Devlin Barrett writes about national security, homeland security and counterterrorism for The Post. He joined the newspaper in 2017 after 15 years with The Wall Street Journal and the AP. His first newspaper job was as a copy boy at the New York Post, and has covered law enforcement – from local cops to global manhunts - for more than 20 years. Follow @DevlinBarrett

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 02:32 PM

1. Prisons are more profitable than research

They want to employ goons with guns, not professors with computers.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 02:34 PM

2. Pardon my language here Du but

FUCK YOU JEFF SESSIONS!!!!

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Tue Aug 15, 2017, 02:50 PM

3. There is a Trump supporter who gave 200 million dollars

to various Candidates. And his one issue is the elimination of any and all Marijuana legalization laws. And Jeffie the Elf was at his office two weeks ago. Oh btw,the Guy is Sheldon Adelson and his Spouse. These monies came from the Nathan Adelson Foundation Non Profit that was set up to help drug addicts.

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Tue Aug 15, 2017, 02:51 PM

4. Suppression of reality is vital to the agenda of Trump and his minions.

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