Nanaimo-Based Cannabis Producer Partners With UBC On Marijuana Study

Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t recognize marijuana as a legal crop.

CANADA:  Nanaimo based medical cannabis producer Tilray has partnered with the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada’s first clinical trial to test marijuana’s effectiveness in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

The study, still waiting for approval from Health Canada, will be one of the world’s first large-scale clinical trials to evaluate cannabis for treating a mental health disorder.

Existing studies of marijuana’s affect on PTSD have produced anecdotal and observational data, but no information is available from science-based clinical trials. Scientifically generated results could provide physicians with data to make decisions about prescribing cannabis for PTSD patients.

Philippe Lucas, vice-president for patient research and services at Tilray, said a similar study in the U.S. is waiting final approval and funding, but results from both research programs should compliment one anther.

 

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