More Than 1,800 Canadian Scientists Sign Open Letter Urging for More Cannabis Research

published on June 29, 2017 by Matt Cook in Cook Consoulting

A coalition of academics has signed an open letter directed to the Canadian government, urging it to prioritize cannabis research.
Scientists from all throughout Canada have come together to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other political figures to prioritize cannabis research. More than 1,800 of the country’s academic and public health researchers have already signed the open letter, which requests that the government make to easier to study the potential medical benefits of cannabis and how legalization might affect society.

Government officials have announced that recreational marijuana will be legalized in Canada for adults over the age of 18 by July 1, 2018. The change in policy will mean that there will be open legal marijuana access to more than 100 million people in Canada and the United States, according to Dr. M-J Milloy, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Medicine.
“As scientists, we need to closely monitor the creation of the promised public health framework for legal cannabis and evaluate how it mitigates the harms and maximizes the possible benefits of cannabis,Milloy said.

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