Michigan State University Researchers Receive $2-Million Grant to Advance Marijuana Study

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State University researchers will now further their study into the effects of marijuana, after receiving more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health.

As Michiganders are getting ready to cast their ballots this upcoming Election Day, the fate of legalizing recreational marijuana is still up in the air, but that’s not stopping researchers at Michigan State University from getting a head start to see how the drug may help those with HIV.

“It really takes an entire team of investigators to do this,” said Norbert Kaminski, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MSU.

As researchers all around the country are working to study the effects that marijuana has on our bodies, Kaminski will now work to figure out if marijuana can act as an anti-inflammatory and help slow down the mental decline that many HIV patients experience.

 

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