Did you know that since 1968 the United States has has a federally funded medical marijuana farm and production facility? The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) contracts with the university the production of the cannabis for the use in approved research studies. NIDA also manages the distribution of cannabis to the seven surviving medical patients grandfathered into the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program (established in 1978 and canceled in 1991).
Numerous types and strains of marijuana are grown in [the University’s] large indoor facility. The pot is grown, harvested, dried and broken up, at which point it is used to fill cigarettes or joints, which are distributed to the patients…The federal government, as it has ruthlessly at times gone after dispensaries that are legally operated under state law, has had, all of this time, millions and millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana growing and stored at the University of Old [sic] Miss’.
University of Mississippi (Old Miss) Marijuana Farm Pictures