Newcastle to set up national medicinal cannabis research centre

Newcastle to set up national medicinal cannabis research centre

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Funding success: University of Newcastle clinical pharmacologist Professor Jennifer Martin will lead a national approach to medicinal cannabis research.

Funding success: University of Newcastle clinical pharmacologist Professor Jennifer Martin will lead a national approach to medicinal cannabis research.

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NEWCASTLE will lead the national approach to research into medicinal cannabis treatments.

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NEWCASTLE will lead the national approach to research into medicinal cannabis treatments.

The University of Newcastle has been granted $6 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council for various projects.

Of this money, $2.5 million was allocated to setting up the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence.

Professor Jennifer Martin said the national infrastructure, governed from Newcastle, could "rapidly translate the [cannabinoid>[/embedp>

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