Pennsylvania approves three cannabis businesses for research program

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Three medical marijuana companies in Pennsylvania received approval from the state’s department of health to grow medical marijuana for research in partnership with three universities.

New evidence-based research that provides physicians better insight into MMJ could encourage additional doctors to recommend the medicine, which would boost sales.

The three approved research growers, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, are:
  • PA Options for Wellness, partnering with Penn State College of Medicine.
  • Agronomed Biologics, partnering with Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • MLH Explorations, partnering with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Under the program, the cannabis companies will recruit patients, who will self-report data.

The companies, which are covering the research expenses, will collect patient data and share the information with the health systems.

To learn more about program, click here.