The purpose of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.


Seniors and marijuana

CBS News, May 1, 2016

Sue Taylor works hard to stay fit, and stay healthy. This 68-year-old is a regular at the gym, eats kale to keep her cholesterol down, and at home, "homemade" is her motto.

But there's one thing in her healthy lifestyle that may come as a surprise: she includes MARIJUANA in her quest to stay youthful.

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State Recruits UCSD to Develop Marijuana Sobriety Test

Ming-Ray Liao, UCSD Guardian, April 28, 2016

The state of California has given $1.8 million to UCSD scientists in order to develop a sobriety test to determine if drivers are impaired by marijuana. The California State Legislature commissioned the project, which is funded in part by Assembly Bill 266 and the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Thomas Marcotte, one of the scientists leading the study and a psychiatry professor at UCSD, outlined the research design, which will involve investigating participants under the influence of controlled doses of Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychoactive effects.


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Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit;
Bethesda, MD (March 2016)


Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

McGill University Health Centre - Research Institute
(February 2015)

Igor Grant, MD

41st Annual Summer Clinical Institute in Addiction Studies;
La Jolla, CA (June 2012)

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