Canopy Growth partners with Ontario Long Term Care Association to develop medical cannabis pilot study for seniors

Canopy Growth Corporation recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spectrum Cannabis has partnered with the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) by way of an unrestricted educational grant to pursue the development and implementation of a long-term care (LTC) medical cannabis pilot study and care pathway for utilization in Ontario long-term care homes.

The six-month pilot aims to measure how medical cannabis use can potentially displace other, less-desirable therapeutics for both pain and cognitive function for residents in a select group of homes.




Development and implementation of the pilot will be coordinated by the OLTCA with Canopy Growth providing all product from its Spectrum Cannabis brand. Key components of the four-phase program include: the initial recruiting of long-term care homes; identifying physicians to create a care pathway for the use of medical cannabis in LTC; providing education tools for frontline staff and clinicians delivering care to residents; evaluating quality of life, clinical

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