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In what is believed to be the largest private gift yet to support scientific research on cannabis, a donor is giving $9 million to support Harvard and MIT work on cannabis and its effects on the brain.

Though research is truly in its beginning stages, the cannabinoids known as THCV, CBN, and CBG are emerging as medically -- and in some cases recreationally -- significant.

Verda Bio won the state's first pot research license last November, giving the company special privileges to study cannabis and create new technology.

Cooking with cannabis has evolved beyond the edibles of our youth, which were often viewed as a delivery vehicle for an intense high rather than a legitimate culinary pursuit.

Researchers are currently seeking volunteers willing to smoke up and get behind the wheel of a sophisticated driving simulator. The only catch: You’ve got to bring your own cannabis.

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

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