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Careful steps toward medical cannabis use

ed-clark-president-medical-group"There is more that science doesn’t know about cannabis than what it does know," said Ed Clark, president of the U of U Medical Group, in a recent op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. 

As a major medical research center, it is our responsibility to fill in these knowledge gaps. Our providers will share what we know and what we don’t yet know about medical cannabis. ( Studies underway on our campus include determining how use of CBD to treat seizures affects the central nervous system and how it interacts with other drugs; imaging studies to determine the impact on the brain during adolescence; and analysis of health records to determine risks and benefits of using cannabis and its derivatives. Continued evaluation of the health effects of cannabis is warranted.

Read the full op-ed here.