The state has recreational marijuana is tested, but in Colorado medical marijuana isn’t held to the same standard.
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DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment highlighted several “encouraging trends” in its latest annual report on marijuana-related health concerns.
On Dec. 13, 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced $2.35 million in grants to researchers who can help the state better understand the impacts of marijuana. Most of the grant money—$1.68 million—will go to two studies on marijuana use and driving.
Teen use of marijuana in Colorado has slipped lower despite the state’s legalization of recreational pot for adults. However, according to the latest biannual survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, high school students’ use of marijuana slightly decreased after the state allowed licensed retailers to sell pot in 2014.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has given the green light to a clinical study of smoked marijuana’s effectiveness for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans, according to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Seventy-six U.S. veterans will participate in the study.