Legalization sparks boom in once-stigmatized field of marijuana research

published on January 14, 2019 in CTV News Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some “dark, lean” periods when he had to fight for meagre funding.

“There were times when I was told you couldn’t even use ‘cannabis’ and ‘research’ in the same sentence,” he recalled.

Now, Ware is the chief medical officer of one of Canada’s largest pot companies, Canopy Growth Corp., which is conducting millions of dollars’ worth of research on the use of cannabis to treat conditions including anxiety, insomnia and pain…

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