Federal government earmarks $1.4M for marijuana research projects

June 29, 2018

The Federal government has awarded 14 academics across the country $1.4M to conduct a wide range of research projects to help Canadians better understand the effects of marijuana use, reports the Globe and Mail. Each project will receive $100K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research. According to the Globe and Mail, the funded projects will include a study of long-held beliefs about marijuana use amongst young adults, the effects of marijuana legalization on racialized and Indigenous communities, and an evaluation of provincial regulatory models for cannabis policy. Bill Blair, the MP who has acted as the government’s point person on cannabis legislation, stated that the criminalization of marijuana has inhibited comprehensive research. The Globe and Mail