PA Universities and Researchers Team Up To Study Medical Marijuana

Posted by Brett Sholtis on

Penn State College of Medicine was selected by the state to learn more about the usefulness and drawbacks of medical marijuana. The school is working with marijuana grower PA Options for Wellness, where CEO Tom Trite says they'll be able to do groundbreaking research into how cannabis interacts with chronic pain, Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and other medical conditions. 

We'll be finding and we'll be reporting both the good and the bad

Penn state doctor Kent Vrana says the research lags behind other sectors because the plant remains on the list of federally prohibited drugs.

Congress made it clear, while it is a federal felony, federal funds cannot made to prosecute

Vrana says recreational cannabis is often cultivated to have a high dose of THC, which is what gets people high. The research project allows them to grow and test strains of the drugs that have lower doses of THC that may be better suited for medical use.

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