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MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESEARCH ACT:  343 for and 75 against, the House on April 4th, 2022 approved (H.R. 5657) a marijuana research bill aimed at reducing barriers to conducting studies into cannabis and allowing researchers to access products at state-legal dispensaries.

This bill establishes a new, separate registration process to facilitate medical marijuana research.

Specifically, it directs the Drug Enforcement Administration to register (1) practitioners to conduct medical marijuana research, and (2) manufacturers and distributors to supply marijuana for such research.

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

All three Wisconsin Democrats vote yes and three out of five Republicans vote yes.

Voting Yes: 

Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, 1st District;

Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, 2nd District;

Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, 3rd District;

Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, 4th District;

Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, 6th District;

Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, 7th District;

Voting No: 

Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, 5th District;

Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, 8th District

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