Colorado awards $8 million to study medical marijuana uses

December 17, 2014 10:34 PM

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Colorado awards $8 million to study medical marijuana uses

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado health officials awarded $8 million in research grants on Wednesday to study the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease, childhood epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Colorado was one of the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational pot use, and it is among 23 states and the District of Columbia that permit use of the drug for medicinal purposes.

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