Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine want to study the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat diseases.

The potential for state-supported research is growing even though marijuana remains federally classified as a Schedule 1 illegal substance with no medically approved applications.

The state Department of Health last week outlined a process for an accredited medical school with an acute care hospital to become an approved “Academic Clinical Research Center.”

The end goal is to provide more evidence-based research and ultimately help the patient.

Click here to read the complete article

Suzanne Elliott ~ TribLive.com

Recent News Articles

Monday September 16

This Is the First Hemp Strain to Be Awarded a US Patent - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

As the high-CBD strain that won over skeptics and helped change the national conversation around…

538 hits

Monday September 16

How Florida's 55 and older communities are leading the state's medical marijuana movement - Cannabis…

in Activism

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

"They can get off many of their expensive meds and that is very appealing to…

145 hits

Tuesday September 17

Marijuana Banking Bill Gains Momentum With One Third Of Senate Now Signed On - Cannabis…

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The most cannabis-friendly Congress in history is back from its August recess, and lawmakers are…

97 hits

Tuesday September 17

Blingy vaporizers and gold rolling papers: luxury cannabis brands court the affluent - Cannabis News

in Fashion

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

As marijuana becomes more acceptable and its consumer base grows, companies are aiming for prestige.

103 hits

Tuesday September 17

USDA hemp regulations draft sent to White House - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed a long-awaited draft of federal regulations for the…

469 hits