Can marijuana help with opioid use disorder? (Dr. M-J Milloy)

A company that has a massive marijuana greenhouse in Delta has made a commitment to help address B.C.’s opioid crisis with marijuana.

Canopy Growth Corp. announced that Dr. MJ Milloy, a recognized leader in the field of epidemiology, will be the first Canopy Growth professor of cannabis science at UBC. Initially, this professorship will lead clinical trials to explore the role cannabis can play in helping people struggling with opioid use, the company explains.

Canopy is providing a $2.5-million grant and another $500,000 will come from the B.C. government.

Sandor Gyarmati reports.

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