Griffith-Backed Medical Marijuana Research Act Passes House
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after H.R. 3797, the Medical Marijuana Research Act, passed the House of Representatives:
“Decisions on marijuana policy must be guided by science and evidence, but federal law currently inhibits researchers from collecting the data that should guide policymakers. The Medical Marijuana Research Act improves Federal Government policies on marijuana research. It is a change I have long sought, and I am encouraged that it passed the House today.”
H.R. 3797, the Medical Marijuana Research Act, would ensure a supply of marijuana for research purposes through the National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Supply Program. It would also direct the Food and Drug Administration to issue guidelines on the production of marijuana and encourage authorized researchers and manufacturers to produce marijuana under the law.
Griffith is an original cosponsor of H.R. 3797 in this Congress and has introduced the bill in previous Congresses. He also introduced H.R. 171, the Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marihuana Act.