443,680 grams. That’s how much marijuana the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow for use in scientific studies in 2018.
That amounts to a little more than 978 pounds of government-cultivated cannabis.
While that may sound like a lot, it’s actually a slight decrease from this year’s level.
In addition to establishing the quota of nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, DEA will allow the production of 384,460 grams of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) in 2018.