Medical cannabis research just got a big boost as UC San Diego accepts $4.7 million donation to study CBD and autism. The donation represents the largest of its kind in U.S. history. More importantly, it could help shed light on how cannabis can be used to treat autism.
The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) announced the $4.7 million donation yesterday in a press release. According to the university, it is the biggest single donation toward medical marijuana research ever made in the United States.
The multi-million dollar gift came from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, in partnership with the Wholistic Research and Education Foundation. The funds went to UCSD’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR).
In particular, the money will fund research into how cannabis can be used to treat autism. The university said that researchers plan to use the funds to conduct broad multidisciplinary research. This will include “clinical, basic science, advanced mathematics and genetic techniques” aimed at better understanding the effects of medical cannabis on autism. >>>