University to study medical cannabis as opioid alternative

On the same day that President Donald Trump labeled opioid-related deaths a “national health emergency,”¬†word spread that the University of Florida Health will study the medical benefits of cannabis as a possible alternative to the narcotic. The school’s doctors will also study MMJ’s benefits for HIV patients. The five-year study is being funded by a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, according to Gainesville TV station WUFT. One reason for the study, said lead researcher Dr. Robert Cook, is to determine if medical cannabis can be a viable alternative for ... University to study medical cannabis as opioid alternative is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs