Cannabis research: Mississippi ‘ditch weed’ supplier could soon have Pennsylvania competitor

Sam Wood | Monday, August 26, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it plans to expand the number of marijuana growers authorized to supply institutions conducting federally approved cannabis research.

The move could benefit leading cannabis companies with sizable footprints in the region, such as Columbia Care and Pharmacann. But whichever firm might win a federal contract, it will be producing marijuana for researchers, not the general public.

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