Legalization leaves Canada poised to lead on cannabis research, says ministerPosted by On

The world is looking to Canada as one of the few places where cannabis research can be easily done, says the minister in charge of legalization, and new federal funding will help make that happen.

Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who was in charge of the cannabis legalization file, announced $24.5 million in federal funding for cannabis research projects across the country in Calgary on Wednesday.

“The work that is done here ‚Ķ is going to make the world a better, healthier and safer place,” Blair said.

“For too long many people have based their medical use of cannabis on anecdotal evidence, and frankly that’s not good enough.”

The money will fund 26 projects, three of which will be undertaken in Calgary, where researchers will study:

  • Cannabinoid hyperemesis, a condition that can cause severe nausea and vomiting.
  • Cannabis education and harm reduction messaging for…

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