The Medical Research Future Fund – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research – 2020 Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant Opportunity will support clinical trials that examine the effects of medicinal cannabis for the management of pain, symptoms and side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment in cancer patients.

The anticipated outcome of this grant opportunity is to build the evidence base to help medical professionals make informed decisions about the prescription of medicinal cannabis to manage and treat pain, symptoms and side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment. 

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health. 

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is available from the Department of Health’s MRFF website

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