Sue Sisley: This is why medical pot research needs state cash … for now

December 29, 2014 8:17 PM

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Two weeks ago, the Colorado Board of Health awarded grants totaling $8 million to research marijuana’s medical potential. The studies funded by these grants will help evaluate marijuana’s safety and efficacy in treating epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The money is coming from Colorado’s medical marijuana patient fees and new taxes on recreational pot.

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