Philadelphia Schools Approved To Research Cannabis

By Benjie Cooper

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As part of Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program, the Department of Health awarded medical research to five institutions of higher learning on Monday. The department has approved eight schools so far in what is being deemed the first state-approved research program on marijuana in the country.

Each institution will work with a cannabis company that will oversee crop cultivation at grow sites and product sales at up to six dispensaries. Schools will conduct observational studies on patient volunteers and analyze the resulting data.

Due to federal restrictions, school personnel will not be allowed to handle any cannabis products.

July 12 is the deadline for cannabis companies to apply for permits to grow and sell medical marijuana, though the majority of the schools have already selected who they will be working with.

Drexel University College of Medicine – Acreage Holdings

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University – Laurel Harvest Labs

Sidney Kimmel Medical College At Thomas Jefferson University – MainLine Investment Partners

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania – PalliaTech

Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Franklin Labs

Potential partners for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are not publicly known at this time.