Investigating medical marijuana – Tribune

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Some patients will be asked to participate in clinical trials once Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program becomes fully operational.

There’s also a good chance the University of Pittsburgh will conduct some of the research.

The state is angling to become a national leader in medical marijuana research in conjunction with offering treatment to patients in need.

“Today, there is a limited amount of evidence-based research for the use of medical marijuana, relative to what is available for traditional pharmaceuticals,” Dr. Rachel Levine, acting state Secretary of Health and Physician General, said in a statement to the Trib. “Through Pennsylvania’s clinical research programs, we hope to be able to provide practitioners with more evidence-based research to guide their clinical decisions.”

The state’s medical marijuana law created eight special permits to be used for clinical research studies. Pennsylvania was

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