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New UBC Professorship to Look at Pot’s Potential in Easing the Opioid Crisis

By July 26, 2018No Comments

UBC is creating Canada’s first professorship of cannabis science to investigate the role that marijuana-based research could play in mitigating the opioid crisis and other addictive disorders.

The two-year position is being created in partnership with the BC Centre on Substance Use, the province’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and Ontario-based medical cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp.

The professorship will investigate the potential use of cannabinoids as an immediate treatment for opioid addiction and as potential opioid substitutes in treating acute and chronic pain.