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Jul 18, 2016 9:10 AM

Colorado Looking for Researchers to Study Cannabis

The state legislature has agreed to invest $2.4 million generated from marijuana sales taxes in conducting cannabis-related studies. Currently, the Colorado Health Department is looking for researchers to help study cannabis for medical use. Applications for grants should be submitted to the Retail Marijuana Heath Monitoring Program.


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Colorado offers to finance two types of marijuana-related grants. The first of them is pilot and supports cannabis scientists with the funding of up to $100,000 per year for two years. The second one is a full research grant that can reach up to $300,000 per year during three years. Most of the marijuana studies should be focused on cannabis effects on people's health across Colorado after cannabis legalization. The following issues will be of the most interest to the researchers:

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Requirements for research consideration also include successful analysis of data or the grant-funded study. Moreover, only non-profit higher education institutions or government agencies can apply for these grants. For-profit entities who want to participate in the program may cooperate with the mentioned eligible organizations. Researchers who want to take part in the state studies should be employees of Colorado educational or medical entities that meet all the necessary requirements.

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The application process consists of two stages: preliminary and final. All applicants should submit their preliminary applications by July 22. These applications will be considered by a commission, and selected applicants will be invited for final application by September 30. Applicants approved for grants will be announced in November. If you are interested in more detailed information, you can find it on the official website of the Department.

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