Blaze a Path In Medical Cannabis Research in Canada

Brand-new research study is asking marijuana enthusiasts who love to smoke weed for help in the future of cannabis research.  

Medical Cannabis Research

Eligible marijuana enthusiasts are being called on to blaze a path in medical cannabis research, and it needs anonymous people who smoke for support to take part in a paid, series of marijuana studies. They are to take place over the span of 12 months as a part of groundbreaking research in medical cannabis, led by one of the medical area’s most distinguished marijuana Activists, Dr. Suzanne Sisley. Sisley, in a joint effort with the University of Michigan, has additionally released an alternative, one-time survey in hopes of capturing extra individuals who might not be inquisitive about, or eligible for the lengthy-term dedication.

 

Sisley is hoping to look at mainly how medical cannabis research has affected patients’ lives in areas of pain therapy, lifestyles, and what quality they live as well as the use of other drugs.

 

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From Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Improving our understanding of the health, social and economic impacts of cannabis legalization and regulation

January 24, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The impact of non-medical cannabis research use in Canada has been the subject of much speculation and debate. There are still many uncertainties related to the health, social, and economic implications of cannabis legalization and regulation. A solid evidence base is needed for the ongoing development of the most effective policies, practices, and programs relating to the use of cannabis and its derivatives.

To address certain knowledge gaps in this area, Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, today announced an investment of $1.4 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 14 research projects from across Canada. The research projects will provide timely evidence on a broad spectrum of issues important to Canadians, including the potential impacts of cannabis on driving, pregnancy and childhood health, youth mental health, Indigenous populations, and workplace health and safety, among others.

The research announced today is expected to lay a foundation to develop further studies on the broader impacts of non-medical cannabis legalization and regulation in Canada, and help inform the ongoing development of policies, practices and programs involving cannabis.

 

Quotes

“The importance of a solid evidence base for the development of non-medical cannabis use policies cannot be understated. The Government of Canada is pleased to contribute to research efforts that will help us make safe and effective decisions when it comes to non-medical cannabis use.”

Bill Blair
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health

“The foundational research projects being announced today are critically important steps, as CIHR continues to address health and policy questions relating to cannabis legalization and regulation. This investment is putting some of Canada’s brightest minds to work, in order to stimulate new scientific knowledge for the benefit of all Canadians.

Dr. Samuel Weiss
Scientific Director
CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction 

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