Colorado governor wants more research on health benefits of cannabis

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that he wants to find ways to learn more about the medical properties of cannabis. Last month The Nation published a series of articles on the topic. An excerpt:
Cannabis and the unique chemical compounds produced by the plant, called cannabinoids, have been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a molecular signaling system in the human brain and body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes: hunger, sleep, inflammation, stress, blood pressure, body temperature, glucose metabolism, bone density, intestinal fortitude, reproductive fertility, circadian rhythms, mood and much more [Martin A. Lee, The Nation].
Maybe Gov. Hickenlooper will tap the state's EB-5 funding after submitting a $24.1 billion dollar budget. Colorado is home to Cannabis Science.

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