The project will begin this summer, with researchers hoping to complete their search for 100,000 patients by year’s end. They’ve called the project the MMJ.org Initiative. “The mmj.org initiative aims to advance the science related to medical marijuana and connect and serve patients and all stakeholders with practical evidence-based resources,” reads the project’s website.
The project is a public-private partnership between the university’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, and digital health startup named ioVita.
Participants will be responsible for tracking their use of medical cannabis, and recording how it impacts the symptoms they experience as a result of their medical conditions. Participants do not receive any form of compensation. However, the project’s director, Dr. Charles V. Pollack, says that the medical marijuana patient database will result in a valuable resource where medical cannabis patients can connect with each other.
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