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Bias in Cannabis Research Focuses on Harmful Effects

According to an analysis of cannabis research funding in the United States between 2000 and 2018, most of the money went to studies focusing on the potential harms of the recreational drug.

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the single biggest source of funds, spent far more money to research cannabis misuse and harmful effects than on the therapeutic benefits of cannabis and cannabis-derived chemicals. And although overall funding for cannabis research in the U.S. has been rising steadily, the money to explore cannabis medical treatments isn’t growing as fast…

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Ed Ergenzinger

Patent attorney, neuroscientist, adjunct professor, mental health advocate. 5X Top Writer: Mental Health, Health, Science, Food, & Humor.