420 with CNW – Washington State University Teams Up With Pot Company to Study Medical Marijuana

420 with CNW – Washington State University Teams Up With Pot Company to Study Medical Marijuana

On November 6, one of the universities which was granted federal land by the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, Washington State University, announced that it would be partnering with Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) to advance the research on medical marijuana and its impacts. BRC is a pharmaceutical company registered with the DEA. Washington State University issued a press release saying that it partnered with the pharmaceutical company to launch an innovative study to evaluate marijuana and speed up the pace of marijuana research. The partnership will give the WSU scientists access to marijuana for research purposes while adhering to the federal regulations on cannabis. The partnership will also enable WSU researchers to use BRC analytical services and knowledge to study the effect of marijuana on the physical and mental health of the consumers. It will also explore the impact of marijuana policies on public health and safety. The Chair of Washington State University (WSU) Collaborative for Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach (CCPRO), Dr. Michael McDonnell, said that compared to other drugs, very little is known about the benefits and risks of marijuana. And for the researchers to obtain the pot they need to research its health effects on animals…

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