One of the USA’s leading medical schools has announced it is to collaborate with one of the world’s largest manufacturers of CBD products to work on thorough and comprehensive research into the health benefits of cannabis products.
Baylor College of Medicine will be teaming up with Medterra CBD to deliver
definitive guidelines on the properties of hemp crops.
Medterra own swathes
of agricultural land in Kentucky growing hemp which is then processed into CBD
oil for a range of homegrown THC-free products.
collaboration with Baylor hopes to deliver a scientific view of CBD’s apparent biological
capabilities as a health supplement and medical aid.
Leading the research team, Dr Matthew Halpert said the study’s purpose would be to solidly determine what benefits could be construed as scientific rather than opinion.
“This is an
important study as we continue to see CBD surge in popularity, despite little
scientific evidence to support patient claims of easing pain, reducing anxiety
and helping with cognition and movement disorders,” said Dr Halpert, Baylor’s
instructor of immunology.
study, we want to perform the necessary tests to verify CBD’s benefits, with
the hope of determining, for instance, if the product reduces cartilage damage
associated with arthritis.”
themselves first made the approach to the Baylor College of Medicine, but with
a view of not conducting research on behalf of the California-based
manufacturer. Instead, the project has been stamped as ‘entirely independent
research’ with a view to quantifying the effects of CBD products such as capsules,
tinctures and lotions.
collaboration, Medterra CBD co-founder and CEO Jay Hartenbach said he was
delighted to be partnering on the ground-breaking research.
industry continues to grow and more consumers become interested in the power of
CBD, we have a responsibility to provide them with the best possible user
experience, backed by true research,” he said.
work with Baylor we’ll be able to do just that.”