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Medical marijuana study on sleep receives $450K in state funding

Medical marijuana study on sleep receives $450K in state funding

A medical marijuana study of sleep disorders was recently approved for state funding.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Board of Health approved a grant of $450,000 on Feb. 18 for the three-year study by Dr. Russell Bowler at National Jewish Health.

The board also approved roughly $450,000 in increased funding for three of the eight grant proposals approved at its Dec. 17 meeting.

The other studies will research the effects of cannabis on PTSD, pain, pediatric epilepsy, pediatric brain tumors, inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease, and the majority of the researchers are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

The state health department received 57 applications for medical marijuana research grants. Ten applications did not meet the grant requirements, and the remaining 47 were reviewed by the Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council.

The February decision to fund the sleep study completes the allocation of $9 million appropriated by state law in 2014 for objective scientific research on the efficacy of marijuana and its component parts as part of medical treatment.

— Summit Daily staff report


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