News in the field of medical cannabis research

MVDr. Ing. Václav Trojan, Ph.D., Head of the Clinical-Pharmacological Unit (CPU) of the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), announced that the Cannabis Research Center (CRC) was established. “We decided to do this at an expert meeting where it was unanimously agreed,” Trojan confirmed. “The Clinical-Pharmacological Unit (CPU) will be an integral part. Of course there will be standardized areas for the preparation of new drugs and we are also planning our own growing area for research.”

The aim of the Cannabis Research Center (CRC) should be to provide comprehensive research, ie DNA studies, in vitro studies, or testing of cannabis substances on cell cultures, animals and last but not least on volunteers and patients. “Several clinics have already shown interest in cooperation, namely cooperation in orthopedics and neurology,”  Trojan added.

In addition to the above, awareness and conference activities continue. „Together with MUDr. Radovan Hřib, head of the Center for Pain Treatment of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Clinic of FNUSA, we moderated the cannabis section at the Slovak conference 21st Czech-Slovak Dialogues on Pain,” Trojan said. “Although medical cannabis is still taboo in Slovakia, a legislative change is planned next year and we should play the role of expert advisors.”

In April of the next year, namely the 22nd, the sixth continuation of the professional conference Cannabis and Science is planned. “Interesting speakers are already confirmed – dr. Arno Hazekamp from the Netherlands and the Argentine expert dr. Marcelo Rubinstein, ”said Trojan. “ As soon as we have the program and invitation, we will surely send it to the public!”

Novinky v oblasti výzkumu medicinálního konopí