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By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment

Two bipartisan members of Congress say they are “deeply troubled” with the “unacceptable” lack of progress in implementing a law signed by President Joe Biden that’s meant to streamline marijuana research.

Marijuana researcher with plants

In a letter sent to the heads of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Tuesday, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Andy Harris (R-MD) demanded answers about how cannabis research is being facilitated under the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act that Biden signed into law in December 2022.

The congressmen, who hold diametrically opposing views on broader cannabis policy issues, said the legislation they sponsored represented a “historic breakthrough in addressing the federal government’s misguided restriction of research on the impacts of cannabis,” yet HHS and DEA have not effectively implemented it so far “in line with congressional intent.”

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