Enough with the hand wringing over cannabis stores (Dr. M-J Milloy)

B.C. is getting its first-ever “cannabis professor” – which seems like a natural progression after Canada legalized pot last month.

The newly created position at the University of B.C. will see a dedicated professor, M-J Milloy, overseeing clinical trials of cannabis in relation to opioid treatment.

Milloy’s position is branded as the Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science, and it comes partly because of a $2.5-million infusion from the cannabis research firm, Canopy Growth. The provincial government also contributed $500,000 to the program.

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