CSU-Pueblo cannabis research aims to clear the air

The Pueblo County commissioners said Monday that when it comes to the new sprawling marijuana industry here, there’s lots of opinions but very few facts.

But Colorado State University-Pueblo is in the process of changing that.

During a work session Monday, officials with CSU-Pueblo detailed the scope of some of the studies that will be conducted by the school’s newly formed Institute of Cannabis Research.

Medical marijuana research and impact studies at CSU-Pueblo received a boost on June 13 from Pueblo County, which kicked in $270,000 to the effort.

The university will receive $220,000 for medical marijuana research and $50,000 for an impact study divided into three subsections.

The local funding came from the county’s marijuana excise tax.


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