Yale University is getting a new cannabis research center

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The prestigious institution wants to be a leader in cannabis

Yale University is located in the historic city of New Haven in the state of Connecticut. Many recognize it as a “prestige-made university” due to the large and extensive number of professionals it educates year after year. Founded in 1701, the university consists of twelve prestigious colleges. Now, cannabis seems to be creeping in thanks to its growing relevance. The university has announced a new marijuana research center, news of great relevance to the medicinal side of the plant.

When it comes to prestigious universities, American universities probably take the cake. This is especially true when the name Yale comes up. During the first 100 years, the university grew rapidly, including in the 19th and 20th centuries, its most important faculties, such as medicine. It looks like that expertise will now be used to delve deeper into the effects of cannabis, focusing primarily on neurodevelopment and mental health.

Earlier this month, Yale School of Medicine shared its plans to create a research center to analyze in detail the chronic and acute effects of marijuana and cannabinoids on mental health and neurodevelopment. A recognized expert in cannabinoid pharmacology will join forces with Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, and professor of psychiatry Albert E. Kent to lead the so-called “Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids.”

The announcement comes shortly after the Constitution State officially launched legal recreational marijuana sales. It was a move like that that caused D’Souza to sound the alarm about marijuana use in the youth population. This new center will initially be funded by “the Department of Psychiatry, with support from the dean’s office.”