University of Utah to Research Effect of Cannabis on the Brain

Researchers could soon be looking into how marijuana impacts the brain and if the medical benefits outweigh the risks.

April 30, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY -- University of Utah researchers could soon be looking into how marijuana impacts the brain and if the medical benefits outweigh the risks.

“We're going to study the effect of cannabis products on the brain,” said Jeffrey Anderson, a Professor of Radiology and Imaging Service at University of Utah.

U of U researchers are trying to shed light on some mysteries surrounding medical marijuana.

“We have so much that we don't know yet about exactly what happens in the brain,” Anderson said.

To find those answers, they plan to use high-tech scans to study the effects of cannabis on the brain. And they're getting some major financial help.

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