In response to a call by the medical community for guidelines on the use of medical cannabis in accordance with new state government regulations, Colorado State University’s Institute of Cannabis Research will launch a national, medical cannabis patient data registry.
The development of the registry has been led by CSU-Pueblo faculty researchers and an off-campus collaborator. The institute is funded by the state of Colorado.
According to institute officials, national estimates suggest that more than 1 million U.S. citizens legally consume cannabis to relieve symptoms from such diseases as multiple sclerosis, HIV, cancer or epilepsy.
“We must improve our understanding of the real-world use of medical cannabis and to make these data available to other researchers and collaborators,” principal investigator Dr. Sue Sisley, MD, president, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Research Institute said in a statement.
Sisley also is a former member of the steering committee of the CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research and