UBCO studies cannabis-infused beverages

“Yes, I do think that watching your professors researching this and seeing it in the news definitely takes the stigma away a bit,” he said, “but to remove stigma away from a general population, I think people themselves also need to understand it from a clinical and scientific perspective.”

Naqvi added that the beverages developed in the study need to ensure they have appropriate levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD is a component of cannabis that has therapeutic effects, but does not produce a narcotic effect. THC is the psychoactive compound that gives users a high.

“You don’t only need competition in the market if you’re going to make right products, but they also need to ensure they are ready for consumption off the shelves,” Naqvi said.

Currently, UBCO and its main campus in Vancouver are one of only few campuses across Canada that have allowed students to consume cannabis recreationally on

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