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Colorado State Health Department Offering Grants For Cannabis Research

Colorado’s Health Department has $2.4 million to put toward studies about marijuana use, and now it is looking for researchers to help spend it.

The department on Thursday began accepting grant applications for its Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring Program. The department already has a historic research program to fund studies on medical marijuana. The new grants, funded by the legislature this spring, will go toward studies about the health effects of marijuana use more generally across the state post-legalization. Money for the grants comes from marijuana taxes.

Among the areas the department is particularly interested in:

  • The health effects, both on mother and child, of marijuana use by pregnant women.
  • The factors that contribute to teens’ decisions to use marijuana.
  • The mental and physical health effects of increasing THC potency.
  • The differences in health outcomes between heavy and less frequent marijuana consumers. [Read more at The Denver Post]
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