2018’s Most Important Cannabis Studies

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The Most Important Cannabis Studies of 2018

Gillian Levine for Leafly

The most exciting new frontier in cannabis research this year wasn’t any individual study or published report. It was a pair of developments (one in Canada, the other in the United States) that together promise to spur the research studies of the future on a scale never seen before, with a scope of inquiry that includes exploring potential benefits, rather than myopically focusing on potential harms.

It’s with a mix of excitement and trepidation that we move into the next phase of cannabis research, still hoping to unlock the plant’s therapeutic potential without letting Big Pharma reap all the profits.

First, Canada’s federal legalization of cannabis, which went into effect on October 17, has ended many burdensome restrictions on research, leaving the federal government keen on providing grants to spur promising studies.

And, this August, the US Drug Enforcement Administration...

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