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House of Representatives Passes Bill to Expand Cannabis Research

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would broaden access to medical cannabis research, the second time in a week that the chamber approved legislation aimed at federal cannabis policy. 

Known as the Medical Marijuana Research Act, the bill easily passed the House on a bipartisan vote, 343-75. 

Advocates like the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Congressman Ed Blumenauer, said it would avail crucial opportunities to U.S.-based researchers who have often been hamstrung by the federal government’s prohibition on cannabis. 

Ahead of the vote on Monday, Blumenauer said in a tweet that the bill would establish a framework, without

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