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College receives Health Canada approval for research lab

A state of the art laboratory at Loyalist College is going to be used for research into medical cannabis.

The opening of the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis was announced by the college Tuesday afternoon.

Loyalist  received approval from Health Canada this month for a Controlled Drugs and Substances Licence for the purpose of research and analysis using medical cannabis.

Currently, Loyalist is the only College in Canada and the only Ontario academic institution to have a laboratory approved to conduct research activities with cannabis under the Narcotic Control Regulations.

College President and CEO Ann Marie Vaughan explains what students will be doing in the lab.

The Applied Research Centre is a 1,800-square-foot state-of-the-art laboratory which builds on the success of Loyalist’s Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction Applied Research Laboratory.

Vaughan also says the College has contributed $950,000 to the ARC to enhance lab extraction and analytical equipment, an investment which she says will truly set Loyalist apart.

 

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