Canopy Growth Donates $2.5 million to Cannabis for Opioid Addiction Research

This week, Canopy Growth Corporation announced that they will be funding research that could help address Canada’s opioid overdose crisis. In all, Canopy Growth will be contributing a staggering CAD $2.5 million to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), which will use the money to launch The Canopy Growth Professorship in Cannabis Science and Canopy Growth Cannabis Science Endowment Fund.

Using an investment from the British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, which was intended to assist research into addressing the overdose crisis, the BCCSU will also contribute $500,000 to the research initiative. The BCCSU has been waiting to make this contribution until it was matched by a donation from another organization.

“It’s encouraging to see private industry step forward to support our efforts to turn the tide on this unprecedented crisis,” ... read more at: