Battelle imports marijuana for Central Ohio research with publicly traded cannabis company

Battelle has imported four batches of processed marijuana products since early October to secure facilities in Central Ohio for a federally approved research project with the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company.

Canopy Growth Corp., based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, has contracted with the $5 billion nonprofit research giant to help develop standardization and clinical research for its medical marijuana products and other cannabinoids, the company’s co-CEO Mark Zekulin said in a statement.

“These guys have a long history of being very well-structured in their research,” co-CEO Bruce Linton told me.

“If things are going to evolve globally, the U.S. needs to be involved,” Linton said. “We have had quite a few options that might have been faster and easier. This (Battelle) is the best one.”

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