1968 - UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI BECOMES OFFICIAL GROWER OF MARIJUANA FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi for the US government.
“Since about 1968 the University of Mississippi has held a registration from the DEA or its predecessor agency to cultivate marijuana for government use and research activities… [as] the only DEA-registered cultivator of marijuana. The University of Mississippi… supplies marijuana to researchers for studies ranging from chemical research to preclinical toxicology in animals to clinical work on humans.”
Mary Ellen Bittner, JD Ruling in the Matter of Lyle E. Craker, PhD, Feb. 12, 2007