2 Fredericton Universities Establish First Canadian Research Chairs in Cannabis

St. Thomas, University of New Brunswick plan to fill new positions in 2018.

As the federal government moves ahead with plans to legalize recreational marijuana use by July 2018, two universities in Fredericton are hiring the first two Canadian research chairs in the field.

The first health research chair in cannabis was announced at St. Thomas University in May, while the University of New Brunswick announced Wednesday plans to hire someone with the same title.

The St. Thomas chair will research policy development, socio-economic and health-related issues related to cannabis use. UNB’s chair will focus on pharmacological sciences and conduct preclinical pharmacology studies, said David MacGee, UNB’s acting vice-president of research.

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