Colorado researchers getting $2.35 million to study impacts of marijuana use

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DENVER — Researchers in Colorado are getting more than $2.3 million in grants to study the impacts of marijuana use, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Most of the funding will go toward two studies on how using marijuana or marijuana extracts impairs drivers.

More than $839,000 will go to a study on the effects of dabbing on driving impairment and cognitive functioning. Another $843,500 will be used to assess how driving impairment varies between heavy users and occasional users.

The other studies that got public research grants are:

  • Duration of marijuana concentration in breast milk
  • Older Coloradans and marijuana: A public health problem or policy alternative
  • The adverse effects of edible cannabis products
  • Analysis of data from before and after implementation of recreational marijuana in Colorado
  • The cardiovascular effects of marijuana in at-risk  patients

The studies will be conducted by researchers from University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University and University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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