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UOW research will look into access to high-quality cannabis


HIGH-ORDER THINKING: The study will look into medicinal cannabis use. Access to consistent cannabis products will be one of the main focus areas as Wollongong joins Newcastle university as leaders in a new study of medicinal marijuana. The University of Wollongong’s Professor Nadia Solowij will be the co-leader of the new Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), which will be established by $2.5 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Newcastle’s co-leader Professor Jenny Martin said people had difficulty accessing reliable, consistent and clinically suitable cannabis products that are safe and effective. Read more: Medicinal cannabis is Sienna’s last hope “Recent legislation has improved the situation but appropriate research is needed to enable evidence to guide doctors on products and dosages that are safe and effective,” Professor Martin said.