HR 5657 - Medical Marijuana Research Act - National Key Vote


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Title: Medical Marijuana Research Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a new, separate registration process to facilitate medical marijuana research.



  • Establishes new separate registration processes to facilitate medical marijuana research (Sec. 3). 

  • Authorizes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to register (Sec. 3):

    • Practitioners to conduct medical marijuana research; and 

    • Manufacturers and distributors supply marijuana for medical marijuana research.

  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services continue to produce marijuana through the National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Supply Program, and implement a specialized process for supplying marijuana produces available through state-authorized marijuana programs to researchers until manufacturers and distributors can provide a sufficient supply of marijuana for medical research (Sec. 3).