The Pueblo County commissioners finalized an agreement with Colorado State University-Pueblo to use marijuana excise tax to help fund impact studies that will be conducted by the school’s newly formed Institute of Cannabis Research.
During a work session Oct. 31, officials with CSU-Pueblo presented the board the scope of some of the studies that will be conducted by the cannabis institute. The board approved amendments to the scope of service Monday.
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 has received $220,000 for medical marijuana research and $50,000 for an impact study divided into three subsections.