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Spotlight PA Court Victory Leads to New Academic Research Into Pa. Medical Marijuana Program

Spotlight PA January 29, 2024

Assistant Director Jim Seaberg weighs in on a new study about elevated levels of lead in the blood of marijuana users.

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CBD vs. THC for Anxiety

Verywell Health January 22, 2024

Assistant Director Jim Seaberg weighs in on a new study about elevated levels of lead in the blood of marijuana users.

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Is Smoking Cannabis Actually Healthier Than Smoking Tobacco? – Study

The Jerusalem Post September 1, 2023

Assistant Director Jim Seaberg weighs in on a new study about elevated levels of lead in the blood of marijuana users.

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Marijuana Users Found to Have Lead and Another Heavy Metal in Their Blood and Urine

NBC News August 30, 2023

Assistant Director Jim Seaberg was interviewed about a new study that found marijuana users had elevated levels of lead in their blood.

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How Medical Cannabis Can Improve Your Quality of Life if You Have Chronic Pain

Healthline May 16, 2023

A study led by Dr. Wei Du, co-director of the Medical Cannabis Research Center, was featured in a May 16 Healthline article. The study found that diverse forms of cannabis improved the quality of life for patients living with chronic pain.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Cannabis Drinks

Men's Health February 1, 2023

Center director Stephen Lankenau, PhD, and Ekaterina Fedorova, DrPH, senior research scientist, were interviewed along with other Pennsylvanians who are involved in the cannabis industry in various ways.

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Metro Philadelphia Cannabis Industry Power Players

Metro Philadelphia April 18, 2022

Center director Stephen Lankenau, PhD, and Ekaterina Fedorova, DrPH, senior research scientist, were interviewed along with other Pennsylvanians who are involved in the cannabis industry in various ways.

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New Cannabis Dispensary Opens in West Chester to “Better Serve Its Expanding Patient”

Montco Today January 12, 2022

The Center was mentioned in this Montco Today article about ongoing research on medical cannabis and the effects it has on various conditions covered by Pennsylvania’s chapter 20 clinical registrant program.

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Pittsburgh Is Getting Its First Drive-Thru Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Pennsylvania Capital Star July 17, 2021

The Center was mentioned in this article about the opening of the Pittsburgh area’s first medical cannabis drive-thru.

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Pittsburgh Area's First Medical Cannabis Drive-Thru to Open

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 17, 2021

The Center was mentioned in this article about the opening of the Pittsburgh area’s first medical cannabis drive-thru.

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Study Finds Association Between Excessive Marijuana Use and Self-Harm, but Not Cause and Effect

KYW Newsradio February 8, 2021

Center director Stephen Lankenau, PhD, was quoted in this KYW Newsradio piece.

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State to Launch Marijuana Research at Eight Universities

New Castle News March 10, 2020

Research teams from eight Pennsylvania medical schools are preparing medical marijuana studies in collaboration with cannabis producers.

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Three Pa. Med Schools Tapped for Medical Marijuana Research Programs

WHYY June 23, 2019

Three clinical research centers have been chosen to investigate the potential benefits and risks of using medical marijuana to treat health conditions.

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Pennsylvania Picks Drexel, Jefferson and Penn State Partners for Medical Marijuana Research

Philadelphia Inquirer June 20, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday announced that it had approved three companies to grow medical marijuana for research in partnership with medical schools at Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, and Penn State in Hershey, Pa.

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Pennsylvania Launches Medical Marijuana Research Program

Cannabis Dispensary June 19, 2019

Drexel University will partner with Agronomed Biologics LLC to investigate the potential benefits and risks of using medicinal cannabis to treat health conditions.

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How Philadelphia Is Growing Into U.S. Cannabis Research Capital

NBC Philadelphia October 4, 2018

Drexel University is one of several local research universities to secure an Academic Clinical Research Center permit from the state Department of Health, which oversees Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

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