A former student from both universities have donated 9M USD to his alma maters- 4,5M to each of them- for cannabis research.
The donor is the well known cannabis investor Charles R Broderick. Both MIT and Harvard assures that their research will not be affected by this fact.
They claim that they will publicize their findings; positive or negative. One of the intentions with the research will be to study the psychological and cognitive effects of cannabis.
This is the largest private cannabis research donation for MIT and Harvard they ever received.