To Study the Cannabis Impact on Oral Health, Researches Receive $1.5 Million Grant

To Study the Cannabis Impact on Oral Health, Researches Receive $1.5 Million Grant

Published: 27-Jun-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have presented a five year, $1.5 million grant to the University of Toronto’s multidisciplinary team along with the Faculty of Dentistry experts and the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in order to research about the impact of using cannabis on indigenous populations’ oral health.

Over the period of the research, the participants will be keenly observed for any kind of changes in their oral microbiome and oral health. Other observations that will be taken into note are inflammation of periodontal tissues and oral mucosa, change in facial and oral sensory functions, and any kind of growth of cancerous lesions and cancers of head, neck, and mouth.

With this, the CIHR study is aiming to offer first proof that use of cannabis can cause to the oral health of Canada's Indigenous populations. It has been just two years that cannabis has been legalized and there are several studies that have confirmed that using cannabis can risk oral health of the users, which may also include rise in periodontal diseases. The public health experts and the Indigenous leaders are concerned about the increasing risks in the susceptible communities.

The assistant professor and associate director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Angela Mashford-Pringle, who is also the co-principal investigator of the grant has made the statement that the cannabis use has been discussed by the several First Nations communities as to how it has affected the Indigenous community. It is very essential to understand for the First Nations communities regarding the effects of cannabis on the oral as well as the overall health.

The researchers via this study hope to establish a considerate health research relationship with the health of the Indigenous community.

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