CO MMJ Research Grants Face Federal Uncertainty
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CO MMJ Research Grants Face Federal Uncertainty
Posted by CN Staff on August 30, 2014 at 05:10:03 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado will begin handing out money for a groundbreaking medical-marijuana research grant program early next year. But the first meeting of a group that will review applications for the grants shows there's doubt over who will be able to accept the funding.Next week, Colorado's health department will release the program's official request for applications. Starting early next year, the state expects to distribute $9 million for research on the medical effects of cannabis, making it the largest state-funded effort to study medical marijuana.
The department's new Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council will review applications in November and make recommendations to the state Board of Health over which studies should be funded. Who will receive that money, though, is an ongoing question because of marijuana's strictly illegal status at the federal level.At the council's first meeting Friday, several members raised questions about whether university-based researchers would be able to participate in the program without first getting complicated approval from the federal government. Some members said university review boards might pull approval for projects seen as too controversial or a threat to the university's federal funding even after the state grants money for the research.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: August 29, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana  Archives 
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Comment #5 posted by Canis420 on September 01, 2014 at 01:00:19 PT:
I found it off putting that the top copper came strapped...not only with his own batman belt but with armed swat members as well...more absurdity. Its only a freakin plant!
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Comment #4 posted by Universer on August 30, 2014 at 23:18:08 PT
I took a glance through that video and I too found cause for encouragement. The prohibitionist doctor you cite was, ahem, a trip. He couldn't have helped our cause more if he'd taken a drag and blown it in the cop's face.While making the prohib case, he attempted to refute the argument that cannabis should be legalized because it's safer than alcohol, by rhetorically asking whether we should make cocaine and heroine legal, because they also kill fewer people than booze does. Curiously, he didn't add that cannabis kills INFINITELY less people than any other drug. You know, none. Dr. Dingbat never mentioned that tidbit.Good to hear they're still trotting out that old "it puts tits on dudes!" chestnut. (Ba dumpbum.) It's great when they play the oldies like that.And the outburst of guffaws, not with him but at him, when he rattled off his mendacious litany of physiological evils (none of which would stand under actual scientific scrutiny -- though who cares? he was spreading fear, not fact) and got to the part about brain-shrinking, was classic. He compounded his unintended joke by rushing to his own defense, saying that it is the amygdala which slightly contracts in volume -- apparently not knowing the difference between the "amygdala" and the "brain."Apparently, that medico is bought and paid for. I say he is bought only because I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt -- the doubt being that he could truly be that obtuse. (A dum bum.)Cancerous tissue of lies, indeed.Go get 'em, Florida. With you, with Oregon, with Alaska and with my nearby Washington, D.C., I hope to have plenty to cheer about come November 4.
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Comment #3 posted by Canis420 on August 30, 2014 at 14:00:33 PT:
Florida Update
We had a debate the other night. I have attached a link if any body wants to view it. My favorite portion was when the prohibitionist doctor said cannabis use shrinks your brain...the place erupted in laughter. Then at the end our good friend Irvin Rosenfeld called out Calvina Fay and the Semblers. This is sooooo gonna pass in November!Enjoy
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Comment #2 posted by Oleg the Tumor on August 30, 2014 at 08:01:53 PT
The Dragon Threatens Blowback?
"Some members said university review boards might pull approval for projects seen as too controversial or a threat to the university's federal funding even after the state grants money for the research." This is one gutless response to the people's ballot initiative for change. 
Surely other, more helpful responses will come forward.Lets see how much this "cannabis commotion" will cost the State of Colorado all told, now that everyone's counting.Maybe Colorado will get itself kicked out of the Union?If only it were that easy.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on August 30, 2014 at 06:56:08 PT
Former Silverthorne police chief makes ‘THC’ browniesA longtime, respected member of the law enforcement community retires and decides to start baking pot brownies for a living....
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