Topic: medical cannabis

M-J Milloy

Univ of British Columbia hired epidemiologist Dr. M-J Milloy as its first Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science. The initial aim of this professorship is to lead clinical trials that will explore ways that cannabis-based therapy can help people with opioid abuse disorder stay on their treatment plan. Opioid overdoses killed an estimated 1,143 people…

Medical cannabis entrepreneur donates $1 million to CETAC-WEST

Medical marijuana pioneer Brent Zettl has donated $1 million to Calgary-based Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation (CETAC)-WEST, a private, not-for-profit corporation that helped the Saskatoon businessman co-found the plant biotechnology firm Prairie Plant Systems in 1999. Prairie Plant Systems was later awarded Canada’s first contract to produce medical cannabis. Zettl also served as CEO of…

Dr Charith Adkar

Dr Charith Adkar is the new chief science officer of medicinal cannabis producer MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. As CSO, he will handle the firm’s scientific, research and technological operations at the Laval and Weedon production facilities. Adkar’s expertise covers plant science, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular host-pathogen interactions and bioinformatics. Adkar obtained his PhD in plant biology and…