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CU Releases Memo To Researchers On Studying Marijuana

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned the University of Colorado has issued a memo to its faculty with guidelines on how to conduct research involving marijuana.

Since the state legalization of marijuana a number of researchers at all four CU campuses have gone to the administration and asked if they conduct studies on it. Now a four-page memo has been released which tells them they can, but with guidelines.

The guidelines point out that marijuana is still illegal under federal law and nothing in the new state constitution amendment and regulations changes that.

The researchers will have to get approval from a variety of agencies.

“We understand that many researchers are eager to begin research in this area and have expressed your interest to lawmakers and governmental agencies,” the memo states.

Some of the topics being considered are the long-term health effects on humans and the chemical makeup of pot.

As CBS4 has reported, many people have come to Colorado with their children seeking cannabis as a treatment for seizures.

The guidelines may be a start for researchers to move forward the process of exploring a scientific setting of the true effects of pot.

LINK: Read The Memo

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