Temple re-approved for medical marijuana research

CLAIRE HALLORAN / THE TEMPLE NEWS

Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine was approved to partner with a marijuana grower and conduct comprehensive research on medical marijuana by the state in late September.

Temple is one of the eight universities approved by the state to partner with a grower. Temple’s participation is contingent upon the approval of a grower, which the university has yet to publicly announce. 

Temple was first linked to Mount Joy, Pennsylvania-based grower Laurel Harvest Labs in November 2017, Lancaster Online reported. A university spokesperson declined to comment on Temple’s next steps toward a medical marijuana research partnership.

In an email to The Temple News, Mitch Baruchowitz, founder of Laurel Harvest Labs, deferred questions about the company’s relationship with Temple to his partners, Andrew Dodge and Nick Karalis, who did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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