PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) – The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) at Colorado State University-Pueblo has finalized the awards for cannabis-related research that will be conducted on the campus in the coming year, using Pueblo County and state funding.
The ICR exists to generate new knowledge of cannabis and its derivatives through education and research.
While there has been significant cannabis-related research over the past few decades in certain areas, many gaps in knowledge remain, resulting in unscientific and anecdotal assessments of its benefits and risks to society.
Currently, 10 CSU-Pueblo faculty are leading the research that is categorized by major projects, pilot studies and professional development.
They represent a variety of academic disciplines, including: psychology, education, engineering, business, biology and chemistry.
Among the major projects are an examination of the effects of medicinal cannabinoids (CBD) on seizures in adults with medically refractory epilepsy, analysis of industrial hemp fibers