UNB establishing research chair to study effects of medical marijuana

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair to study the medicinal effects of cannabis, which could help place New Brunswick as the leader of the marijuana industry in Canada.

The provincial government has been working on a plan to establish a thriving marijuana industry since the federal government announced the drug would be legalized by July 2018.

“We are fairly ahead of the game across the board on this particular file and I think it’s going to serve us well,” said New Brunswick Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma announced Wednesday that they will be investing $1 million to establish the new research chair on cannabis at UNB.

“It’s moving in an area which we currently don’t have at UNB and it’s allowing us the opportunity to partner with a growing industry in New Brunswick and in Canada,” said David Magee, acting vice-president of

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