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Recreational cannabis taxes fund $16 million grant to expand marijuana research for veterans with PTSD

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been awarded a US$12,979,050 ($16,254,183) grant to continue its investigation into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with cannabis.

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The funding will allow the non-profit research and educational organization to conduct a second randomized, controlled trial to test the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD in U.S. veterans.

The funding arrives via Michigan’s US$20 million competitive 2021 Veteran Marijuana Research Grant Program.

Recreational cannabis taxes fund the program, which is designed to evaluate “the efficacy of marijuana in treating the medical conditions of United States armed services veterans and preventing veteran suicide.”

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