UBC to Research the Potential of Marijuana to Reduce Opioid Addiction

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Author: 
Alastair Spriggs
Source: 
The Tyee

The University of British Columbia is creating a professorship of cannabis science to investigate the potential for using cannabinoids to treat opioid addiction. Research has shown that cannabinoids can help reduce the number addicted to opioids. This professorship position is being created in partnership with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, B.C.'s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and Ontario-based medical cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp.

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