Ga. Lawmakers To Vote On Cannabis Oil Bill (WABE 90.1 FM)
Assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology Lisa Ganser discusses research on treatment using cannabis oil
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 17, 2017) — State senators are scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill that would decrease the maximum level of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis oil allowed in Georgia, from 5 percent to 3 percent.
Lisa Ganser is an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Kennesaw State. She does research on how cannabis oil relieves symptoms of spasticity - like Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
"A lot of anecdotal support has come in, and certain trials have come in that have said that decreasing the amount of THC or the concentration of THC in cannabis oil does seem to lower its affectivity," Gasner says. "What we've done in the lab has certainly supported those data."
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.