Two weeks ago, the Colorado Board of Health awarded grants totaling $8 million to research marijuana’s medical potential. The studies funded by these grants will help evaluate marijuana’s safety and efficacy in treating epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The money is coming from Colorado’s medical marijuana patient fees and new taxes on recreational pot.
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6-year-old Charlotte Figi suffered from a very rare disease called Dravet syndrome that caused her to have more than 300 seizures a week. It also left her with symptoms similar to autism. Her family tried every treatment available, but nothing worked. Then her neurologist suggested that they try cannabis oil extracts. The results blew them away. Fortunately for Charlotte, her family lives in Colorado, which is one of the most progressive states out there for cannabis laws.
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An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response.