Rome’s largest university to set up medical cannabis research lab in Malta


A state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to medical cannabis research is being set up in Malta as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Malta Enterprise and the La Sapienza University of Rome.

“This agreement is a step in the right direction for the creation of a local medical cannabis ecosystem and the necessary enabling infrastructure for the companies that have been granted a letter of intent from Malta Enterprise – for them to set up their activity, start operations, and affirm Malta’s position as a European leader in the medical cannabis sector”, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said.

La Sapienza University is one of the world’s oldest universities and one of the largest in Europe, with more than 100,000 enrolled students.

Through the newly-signed MOU, its department of chemistry and pharmacological technologies will be given space for a lab that will carry out tests, validations and verifications to enable the

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