On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Department of Health began accepting applications for its Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring program. Using money from marijuana tax revenue, the grants will go towards studying the health effects of marijuana legalization across the state.
According to The Denver Post, the department is interested in subjects pertaining the health of effects of marijuana use on pregnant women, factors contributing to teenage marijuana use, mental and physical health effects of increased levels of THC potency, and the differences in health outcomes between frequent and occasional users.
Two types of grant will potentially be available, a full research grant that provides $300,000 a year for three years and a partial grant that will provide $100,000 a year for two years.
Initial applications are due by due July 22, 2016, with complete applications due on Sept. 30 for those applicants who are selected from the pool of initial applications. The grants should be awarded in November.