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UK creates Cannabis Research Center, following new state law

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UK creates Cannabis Research Center, following new state law UK creates Cannabis Research Center, following new state law

UK creates Cannabis Research Center, following new state law






Cannabis research at UK (UK photo by Arden Barnes)By Elizabeth Chapin
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is home to a new center that will advance research on the medical use of cannabis.

The UK Cannabis Center will conduct research on the health effects of cannabis, including its risks and benefits when used to treat certain medical conditions.

Based in the College of Medicine?s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, the center will build on cannabis research already taking place at UK and expand the profile of clinical cannabis research.

Established by House Bill 604 of the 2022 legislative session, the center is intended to accelerate research on cannabis that is relevant to the health and well-being of Kentuckians. The law provides the center with a $2 million appropriation over the next two years.
House Bill 136, a measure to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, failed to make headway in the state Senate after passing the House. As Kentucky considers legalizing the use of medical marijuana, research conducted at the new center will help educate medical providers, legislators and citizens on the risks and benefits of the use of cannabis and cannabinoids.

?The legislature is interested in having us explore the conditions for which medical cannabis might be useful, as well as the most effective dosing and route of administration for each condition,? said Shanna Babalonis, director of the Cannabis Center.

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News source: Kentucky Health News
Publication date: 21-09-2022 16:06
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