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Pot Imports Grow as U.S. Stalls on Medical Research

  • Biopharmaceutical Research Co. acquired batch from Netherlands
  • ‘It saddens me that Americans aren’t the ones producing’
A Tiny African Kingdom Wants to Export Its Cannabis to the World
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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One of the top advocates for allowing U.S. companies to grow cannabis for research purposes has imported a batch from the Netherlands, saying he had no choice because of the lack of progress at home.

California-based Biopharmaceutical Research Co., founded by former Navy SEAL George Hodgin, legally imported a small quantity of marijuana from Bedrocan International last month to use for scientific analysis with the goal of better understanding the plant.