The state’s Board of Health will give $8 million towards various studies.
By Associated Press
Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential–a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects.
The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the studies still need federal approval.