By John Ingold and Tom McGhee, The Denver Post Colorado’s Board of Health on Wednesday approved up to $8 million in grants to pay for eight studies on medical marijuana, the largest-ever state-funded effort to study the medical efficacy of cannabis. The studies will look at whether marijuana can be used to treat childhood epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric brain tumors and spine pain. The results of the studies will provide some of the best — and most respected — evidence to date on whether marijuana is a useful medicine. “This is new and uncharted territory,” Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado health department, said prior to the board’s unanimous vote to approve the pot research funding. http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/12/...t-research-grants-paying-eight-studies/25534/ --------------------- Attention Researchers: Won't somebody design and execute a study of cannabis treatment for ME? There's about $1 M that has not been allocated yet. BTW, cannabis has already been shown to be a "useful medicine." The research in Israel and Spain has already been done on tissue cultures and mice. It needs to be taken to the level of human treatment. NOW! Dr. Manuel Guzman of Spain has a lot of research out there: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dr manuel guzman These youtube videos are in English, Spanish and other languages. I am conducting my own experiment on one person: me. I haven't mentioned some of the benefits I've derived from using medical cannabis that I grow myself. I've told this forum how it helps so much with pain and restful sleep, and apparently with the inflammation (?) that causes my hip joint/groin pain, a dragging foot/leg and painful walking. Topical application has made skin lesions fall off, leaving only the dark spot where it had been. What I haven't mentioned is that it has cleared a lot of my brain fog and has increased my stamina. It has also increased the range of motion that had all but disappeared in my joints, especially the hip/groin joints. It has made PEM a lot less, and "pay back" after exertion a lot less energy-expensive and shorter. I tincture what I grow, which is a couple of varieties that have about equal THC and CBD, at approximately 7% each. In one of the Dr. Guzman videos, he says something interesting to those of us reading up on medical cannabis. He says that the human body, which has endocannabinoid receptors for at least 30-some cannabinoids, doesn't have one for CBD. He says that means that CBD is not an endocannabinoid. This is the compound that stops Dravet's syndrome, an often fatal pediatric epilepsy, or lessens the number of seizures the child has.