Thomas Jefferson University has recently received a special donation that will help create the first medical cannabis research center in the U.S. TJU will now be able to expand on the conditions that are effectively treated with medical marijuana.
Moreover, the university will carry out studies on the long-term effects of medical cannabis on patients with serious diseases and conditions.
Barry and Joy Lambert, philanthropists from Australia, have recently made a great donation of $3 million dollars to Thomas Jefferson University, a famous medical college in Philadelphia. TJU enrolls more than 2,000 students who are studying pharmacy, nursing, population health, and biomedical science as a part of health sciences.
The Lambert family has been making donations in the sphere of medical marijuana since their granddaughter was diagnosed with Dravets syndrome. The girl was prescribed hemp-based medical marijuana that provided her with significant relief.
Thomas Jefferson University will now open a new research center, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp.
The new center will collect and expand all the information about the medical properties of cannabis and discover the conditions it can successfully treat. Cannabinoids will become a subject of detailed research; major cannabis compounds will be studied in detail in order to find out how they can work so effectively.
The new Lambert Center is aimed to provide comprehensive information on the use of hemp, medical marijuana, and cannabinoid extracts. This data is highly important for both patients and medical professionals. In addition, the university is going to help expand the social and entrepreneurial spheres of medical cannabis businesses.