A new health research chair in therapeutic cannabis is being created at the Université de Moncton.
Montreal-based Clinique la Croix Verte and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation are providing $1 million in funding over five years.
Various cannabis-related research projects will be undertaken including the study of the human psychological and physiological response to cannabinoids.
Clinique la Croix Verte has been providing natural care products made from medicinal cannabis to its clients since 2014.
UdeM president and vice-chancellor Dr. Denis Prud’homme says the new research chair will lead to advances by improving the management of certain health issues.
A competition is now underway to recruit the new Chair.