Michigan Grants $20M To Universities For FDA-Approved Marijuana Studies For Veterans

Michigan's Cannabis Regulatory Agency has recommended giving $20 million in grants to two universities — Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor — under the Veteran Marijuana Research (VMR) Grant Program.

Wayne State will be granted the full requested amount for both of its proposals, around $9 million and $3.5 million, while the University of Michigan was awarded almost $7.5 million of the $12 million it requested.

Wayne State University will conduct the “first randomized controlled, large-scale clinical trial” to research how THC or CBD could help veterans with PTSD who are also under exposure therapy. Another study is an ongoing clinical trial into the effects of cannabinoids on “neuroinflammation and neurobiological underpinnings of suicide ideation in veterans with PTSD.”

The University of Michigan applied for grants to study the “effectiveness of …

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