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.

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Suzanne Elliott ~ TribLive.com

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