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Health Officials to Study Pot’s Effects on Epilepsy

MARIJUANA-300Even as some states are allowing use of certain marijuana extracts to treat severe epilepsy, the rigorous research needed to prove if one of these compounds really works is just getting under way. Yesterday, researchers said new findings from a small safety study suggest the extract cannabidiol should be put to the real test. That Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Health Study Bill

MARIJUANA-300Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will sign into law SB-155, the “Medical Marijuana Health Effects Grant Program.” The bill will fund $10 million of research into the medical efficacy of marijuana.  The Medical Marijuana Industry Group points out recent media coverage of many Continue reading