$2.7 million awarded for medical marijuana research in Colorado

$2.7 million awarded for medical marijuana research in Colorado

The state has awarded $2.7 million for research into how medical marijuana could replace opioids to ease chronic spinal pain — and how it might treat irritability in children and adolescents with autism. Read the full story here.

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