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PA Research – March 2020

Research Update:

7 out of the 8 PA medical schools have been approved to conduct research on marijuana.

Drexel, Temple, Penn State, Thomas Jefferson, UPenn, LECOM, PCOM, UPitt*

What research will be conducted?

Penn State (partner: PA Options for Wellness): Penn State’s research includes developing a database to compare responses among patients’ medical conditions approved for marijuana use, double-blind clinical trials, and cell cultures/animal studies to explore dosage and various combinations of marijuana’s known active compounds.

Thomas Jefferson (partner: MLH Explorations LLC)Research will follow patients with qualifying conditions for one year to assess the effects of cannabis on their disease-related symptoms, overall quality of life and changes in other medication use as a result of initiation of cannabis-based therapy.

Drexel University (partner: Agronomed Biologics LLC) Exploring the possibility of cannabis use on serious medical conditions and symptoms not currently being researched & examining the effectiveness of cannabis for qualifying conditions.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) (partner: CannTech PA)Study how medical cannabis use can change patients’ patterns of opioid use.
All other schools have yet to publicly announce research.

University name | Cannabis Company partnership

  • Drexel University College of Medicine | Clinical Registrant: Agronomed Biologics LLC
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University | Clinical Registrant: Laurel Harvest Labs LLC
  • Penn State College of Medicine | Clinical Registrant: PA Options for Wellness Inc.
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University | Clinical Registrant: MLH Explorations LLC
  • The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | Clinical Registrant: Curaleaf PA LLC
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine | Clinical Registrant: CannTech PA LLC
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | Clinical Registrant: Organic Remedies Inc.
  • *Other: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine | Clinical Registrant: Parallel (seeking approval – estimated late March)

Author: David Katz | DavidKatz@cox.net

Link: (click me) PA Department of Health announcement of clinical registrants

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