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$1.37M to help cannabis research at Ole Miss

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Jason Paris and cannabis research team at Ole Miss

Jason Paris (left) and graduate student Alaa Qrareya. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services.

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Three researchers at Ole Miss have been awarded a $1.37 million grant to study cannabis pain relief.

The grant is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The researchers are Nicole Ashpole, Mahmoud ElSohly and Jason Paris.

Nicole Ashpole, Mahmoud ElSohly and Jason Paris

(L-R): Jason Paris, Mahmoud ElSohly, Nicole Ashpole. Source: University of Mississippi.

Their research focuses on reducing HIV-related pain through cannabis.

Open this link to read Ole Miss' announcement.

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Zac is from the Athens community in Monroe County. He's a graduate of Hatley High School, Itawamba Community College and Mississippi University for Women.

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