DEA Opens The Door To Pot Research. Is Legalization Next?

By Diana Novak Jones (May 28, 2021, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's recent decision to broaden scientists' access to marijuana for research has the potential to expand knowledge of the drug and help clear a path to the end of federal prohibition.

The DEA's initial approval this month of researchers' years-old applications to grow marijuana marked a potential turning point for scientific knowledge of the plant.

Up until now, researchers in the U.S. have faced extreme restrictions on their ability to access marijuana. Scientists were only allowed to use marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi, which had a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!