The University of Kentucky (UK) announced it is home to a new cannabis research center that will study the health effects of marijuana, including its risks and benefits in treating certain medical conditions.

Established in the UK College of Medicine’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR), the center will build on research already taking place at the university and expand the profile of clinical cannabis research, according to local press.

Not Yet Legal

During the 2022 legislative session, a House Bill seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky failed to make headway in the state Senate after passing through the House. 

Pro-legalization Governor Andy Beshear, nevertheless, cleared the way in April for a cannabis research center. By late June, he was also considering <a …

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