New regulations, new research: UBC Okanagan and TRU explore cannabis bioproducts

New research is underway in British Columbia to discover, through chemical analysis, the different and potentially useful products that can be made from cannabis plants.

Thompson Rivers University and the UBC’s Okanagan campus have teamed up with several industrial partners, licensed to grow the plants for research purposes to create the Cannabis Bio-Products Toolbox. 

Bruno Cinel, an associate professor of chemistry at TRU involved in the project, said the changing regulations around cannabis are provding room for new research opportunities.

“There hasn’t been much research done on the identities of these compounds and their levels and their activities because of the prohibitions around cannabis products,” Cinel said.

“But now, with the new regulations that are coming in, the population is probably going to want access to some of these

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