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Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics

Advancing cannabinoid-based treatments in mainstream medicine

The Lambert Initiative was created when Barry and Joy Lambert made a $33.7 million donation for research into the therapeutic use of medicinal cannabis.

The Lambert initiative is an Australian first in the field of medicinal cannabinoids. We are targeting a range of conditions including paediatric epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, neurological, and mental health disorders.

Our aim is to optimise safe and effective cannabinoid therapeutics into mainstream medicine in Australia and beyond to deliver long overdue benefits for patients and to alleviate suffering.




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Medicinal cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain

An update for physicians on relevant issues and optimal prescribing practices, and a review of the scientific literature published in the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP).

Cannabinoids as novel sleep aids​

Congratulations to Anastasia Suraev, PhD candidate and clinical research associate, for winning the USYD 'Visualise Your Thesis' competition. This excellent prize-winning 1-minute video explains her research, which investigates the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) for sleep!

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The Lambert Family

It's a story of love and hope for their young granddaughter, Katelyn, that inspired the donation by Barry and Joy Lambert. Their donation is set to transform the lives of many people.