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NB producer conducts research to alleviate opiate crisis in First Nations communities


August 24, 2021
By Grow Opportunity staff

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New Brunswick cannabis producer, Eco Canadian Organics Inc. (ECO), is participating in new research to help fight the opiate crisis the province’s First Nations communities.

ECO, along with the University of New Brunswick (UNB), GITPO Spirit Lodge and the Natoaganeg First Nation, will study how medically-prescribed cannabis by ECO could be a viable solution to managing substance, opioid or methadone dependence among First Nation people.

The company describes the research partnership to be a “synergistic cooperation” that the group hopes promote wellness, help the community and could be used as a model for other First Nation communities.

“By leveraging our innovative genetics and organic growing methodology, our strong delivery partners behind Quick Strip, and strong scientific partnerships with institutions like UNB, we are well on our way to fulfilling our goal to develop a wellness solution for First Nation people starting with Natoaganeg,” said Denise Hannay, CEO of E.C.O. “This is just one of the multiple therapeutic applications that our product offers which we plan to expand through other clinical programs like this.”

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