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Peak Harvest, FSU partner on new program

December 10th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Peak Harvest Health (PHH), a Maryland-based medical

cannabis manufacturing company, today announced that it will be partnering with Frostburg State

University (FSU) to explore ethnobotanical research opportunities and workforce development in Western

Maryland. The partnership will potentially provide employment for graduates of the university’s

ethnobotany, biology and chemistry programs.

“FSU has the only ethnobotany major in the U.S., as well as an extensive program focusing on understanding

the medicinal value of plants,” said Ethan Ruby, CEO of PHH. “By working together, we hope to educate the

next generation of scientists and provide job opportunities for them in Western Maryland, while also

benefiting from the medicinal plant research done by the university.”

PHH also agreed to underwrite initial funding of a research incubator called the Appalachian Cannabis

Research Cooperative (ACRC). The ACRC would provide universities around the region with the opportunity

to experiment, to the extent possible under state and federal laws, with the technologies and advancements

that are rapidly emerging in the field of cannabis cultivation, data collection and processing, and then share

their research and technological innovations with PHH for testing, implementation, validation and practical

application. The ACRC also would work with PHH to create data analysis tools and produce white papers

based on product-related data collected from patients or related to clinical tests that PHH hopes to conduct.

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