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TJU Creating Database to Track Medical Marijuana Effectiveness



Thomas Jefferson University is launching a new patient database for users of medical marijuana to better understand the drug’s effectiveness as a treatment.

The university’s new website,, will start recruiting patients this summer with the goal of registering 100,000 medical marijuana patients. Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MD, director of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University, suggests that by gathering more patient-reported outcomes, they can add to the list of conditions they already know medical marijuana is effective in treating.

“We are launching the patient registry to fill significant gaps in the science with the largest longitudinal study ever of patient-reported outcomes with medical marijuana,” Steven K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jefferson, said in a press release.

It will be the largest and most comprehensive clinical database yet accumulated in the emerging field of medical marijuana.