An alumni of Harvard and MIT who’s now a cannabis investor donated $9M to the schools to study marijuana’s medical value. The donor Charles R. “Bob” Broderick invests in cannabis through family office Uji Capital. He will not have any say over the research he’s funding.
- MIT researchers plan to study the effects of cannabis on people with schizophrenia, about half of whom use cannabis heavily. Other MIT researchers will study autism, and Huntington’s disease.
- Half of the grant goes to Harvard where 30 scientists and doctors will study “the effects of marijuana ingredients on brain cell function and the connections between brain cells, testing purified ingredients on mice and rats.”
- Facebook showed how its AI technology can distinguish between pictures of cannabis and broccoli.
- A study found using cannabis and tobacco together can contribute to low function among young adults.