Belfast study to test cannabis-based medication

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A major new study into the pain-relieving benefits of cannabis-based medication is to be carried out in Belfast.

The £250,000 project by Ulster University and pharmaceutical start-up GreenLight Medicines will examine the effects on people with various forms of arthritis.

Dr David Gibson, a specialist rheumatoid arthritis researcher who will lead the UU team, said the study had the potential to transform lives.

Period1 Nov 2016

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  • TitleBelfast study to test cannabis-based medication
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletITV
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/11/16
    DescriptionA major new study into the pain-relieving benefits of cannabis-based medication is to be carried out in Belfast.

    The £250,000 project by Ulster University and pharmaceutical start-up GreenLight Medicines will examine the effects on people with various forms of arthritis.

    Dr David Gibson, a specialist rheumatoid arthritis researcher who will lead the UU team, said the study had the potential to transform lives.
    URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/utv/2016-11-01/belfast-study-to-test-cannabis-based-medication/
    PersonsDavid Gibson

Keywords

  • Endocannabinoid System
  • Cannabinoids
  • Arthritis
  • Clinical Research
  • Immunology