There is new research on the use of marijuana as medicine in Colorado and a Marijuana and Health Symposium at National Jewish Health on Saturday explored nearly a dozen studies looking at using pot for things like seizures and insomnia.
Researchers are gathering in Denver to discuss their research about marijuana as a medical therapy.
Colorado is spending $9 million to study the role of marijuana as a medication. The state Board of Health approved the grants, and on Saturday researchers will come together to talk about their studies.
Colorado’s chief medical officer plans to recommend post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition to be treated with medical marijuana.
State lawmakers are considering making moves toward a measure that would help officers and first responders at crime scenes or accidents deal with post traumatic stress disorder.
Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential.
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