Brock is one of the first universities in the country to receive a cannabis-related research and development license from Health Canada under a new application process since cannabis was legalized last year.
The University was recently awarded permission to get started on two specific cannabis-related projects that will involve collaborations with local industry partners. The first project will look at the quality and health of cannabis plants being grown primarily for medicinal use through disease diagnostics and testing in partnership with Heritage Cannabis. The second project will be run in conjunction with industry partner MAVCAN to research cannabis extractables for stability in a variety of products.
While the work will get started immediately, it will fall under the umbrella of the new Validating, Prototyping and Manufacturing Facility at Brock, which is expected to open in 2021.
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