Australian University Nets Multi-Million-Dollar Grant for Cannabinoid Research

The University of Newcastle, in Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, has received a $2.5 million (USD$1.95 million) grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to set up the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence, the Illawarra Mercury reports. The funds are part of a larger $6 million ($4.7 million) grant to the university for fellowships and researchers.

The cannabis research program is a partnership between the several universities across Australia, Hunter Medical Research Institute, and Hunter-New England Health. It will be headed up by Jennifer Martin, a more at