University of Florida taking lead on medical marijuana study

University of Florida medical marijuana study

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The University of Florida (U-F) will take the lead on a study monitoring the effects of medical marijuana.

The State University System and Florida Board of Governors made the announcement Saturday. The research will be composed of public and private universities.

U-F will receive 1.5 million dollars in funding for the research.

The group will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana, including a study of the effects of smoking medical marijuana versus other uses.

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