Local cannabis oil in study

A new study will use a Kelowna company’s cannabis oil as part of its research into the therapeutic effects of THC and CBD to help with chronic pain, sleep problems and anxiety issues.

The Valens Company is contributing its Nüance oil for the first-of-its-kind study led by the University Health Network and Shoppers Drug Mart’s medical cannabis division.

Researchers are looking to enroll at least 2,000 people from across Canada who will be followed for 24 weeks.

“To be able to participate in this real-world study and have the opportunity to understand how our products could be used as a treatment is an exciting step in the right direction for us,” said Valens CEO Tyler Robson.

“With insights and data from this study, we look forward to further advancing our commitment to developing and testing the highest-quality and most reliable products for patients using cannabis for both medical purposes as well as recreational consumers.”

As part of the study, the Nüance line of THC and CBD oils will be tested, with the verified results on each batch made available through the Medical Cannabis by Shoppers portal for each physician and patient. The goal is to provide physicians, pharmacists, and patients with confidence in medicinal cannabis products as an alternate treatment for numerous ailments.

Ken Weisbrod, VP of business development and cannabis strategy at Shoppers Drug Mart, said the pharmacy is the best placed organization to offer Canadians reassurance that medical products that have been tested and validated.”

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— Okanagan Edge staff

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