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University of Mississippi, Federally Funded Marijuana Farm

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

2 Responses to “University of Mississippi, Federally Funded Marijuana Farm”

  1. Johnny Shake Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    damn, that 12ft toothpick looks like it had some good buds waaay up there. landrace sativa?

  2. About psychosis and pot. I have a prediabetic condition ‘sugar intolerance’ that is helped by smoking pot. Your research about the oils in pot breaking down over time was crucial in in furthering my awareness that part of the reason why smoking it is much better than eating it is it time releases more accurately. I am writing today to let you know that I think the bad rap of pot contributing to psychosis needs a double take. One cause of schizoid symptoms is a vitamin-B deficiency in some people. If pot helps my digestion enough for me to write Everybody- and I have- perhaps the correlation to psychosis is not one of causation; perhaps the ‘crazy’ people weren’t smoking enough. If I do not smoke enough it will not show up on my blood sugar meter, although I may feel a little better. The study may have been done in intake at a mental hospital, it wasn’t done by letting people smoke themselves to psychosis or other mental states or it would have said so.

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