420 with CNW – Planned Study Could Provide Desperately Needed Cannabis Data

August 13, 2020 15:25:25

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on amid a severe economic crisis, the cannabis industry remains relatively strong. The controversial plant has grown immensely popular over the past few years, especially after researchers started looking into its purported medical abilities. Users say cannabis can be effective against a variety of ailments ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to fighting cancer and regulating and preventing diabetes, but only a few of these claims are backed by hard data. At the moment, it is nearly impossible for American researchers to study cannabis as it is still classified as a Schedule 1 substance.

Canada, on the other hand, has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis and researchers are free to study the effect of cannabis on human illness. In a bid to collect more hard data on cannabis, the University Health Network (“UHN”) in Canada is embarking on a six-month study to see whether there is any truth behind the claims that cannabis can help patients. Dubbed ‘The Medical Cannabis Real World Evidence Study,’ it is looking to enroll at least 2,000 people who…


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