The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG), a University of Buffalo program, has partnered with MMJ International Holdings to research medical cannabis as part of the state’s Buffalo Billion investment program.
The partnership will see an $800,000 investment from the state for the program, which will conduct studies on the science of medical cannabis through patient clinical research and the operation of medical cannabis healthcare businesses.
Tom Ryan, MMJ International chief operating officer, said the partnership will “create jobs, generate economic opportunity, and strengthen the region’s role as a leader in the future development of cannabis medicine.”
“MMJ International Holdings is working to attract the talent necessary for its medical cannabis research businesses to continue to bolster the economic growth in upstate and Western New York,” he said in a press release. “This partnership is a great economic stimulant for Buffalo and MMJ International Holdings. This team