GOP Anti-Opioid Plan Would Streamline Cannabis & Psychedelics Research


Ganjapreneur has done the perusing and come up with the folowing opinion… A set of GOP companion bills in the House and Senate seeking to curb illegal fentanyl sales would also streamline the research of cannabis, psychedelics, and other Schedule I substances.   A proposal by Congressional Republicans titled the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl would make it simpler for researchers to investigate Schedule I substances like cannabis and psychedelics, Marijuana Moment reports. The bill’s stated purpose is to curb the illegal distribution of fentanyl — a powerfully addictive and deadly opioid — by permanently placing it in the Schedule I category of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) but the proposal would also align the registration process for researching Schedule I substances with the requirements for Schedule II drugs, which are significantly easier to research. It would accomplish this through a number of changes, including: Allowing scientists involved in Schedule I drug studies to be encompassed under a DEA registration for the full project (currently, each participating researcher requires their own DEA registration). Letting research institutes conduct Schedule I drug studies in multiple locations with a single DEA registration. Allowing researchers to move forward with their studies more quickly after submitting them to the Department of Justice. Removing some site inspection requirements and, in some cases, allowing researchers to manufacture small amounts of Schedule I drugs. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy (LA) and Reps. Morgan Griffith (VA) and Bob Latta (OH), “tracks closely” with recommendations to Congress made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in September, according to a press release. GRIFFITH AND LATTA LEAD HALT FENTANYL ACT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print this Page Share by Email Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861) Tags: Health Care Today, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced the Halt All Lethal Trafficking…

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