Approved medical marijuana research grants

 
The following grant funding recommendations for medical marijuana research were made by the Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council and approved by the Board of Health Feb. 18, 2015.
 
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Primary investigator
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Study Status
Updated grant amount
Do Adolescents and Young Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Benefit from Use of Marijuana?
Edward J. Hoffenberg, University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Brittany Murphy

 

Started October 2015

 

$1,191,329***
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Crossover Study of Tolerability and Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) on Tremor in Parkinson's Disease
Maureen A. Leehey, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Ying Lui
Started October 2016

 

$1,028,981**
Treating PTSD with Marijuana: Clinical and Functional Outcomes
Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, and VA National Center for PTSD
Megan Brunstetter

 

Started October 2015

 

$1,181,127***
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Pediatric Epilepsy
George Sam Wang, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado
Kendra Kocher

Link to study flyer 

Started October 2015

 

$576,350***
Medical Marijuana in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Population
(palliative care)
Nicholas Foreman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neuro-oncology, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Christen Volin

 

Started July 2015

 

$1,041,256***
Use of Medicinal Cannabinoids as Adjunctive Treatment for Medically Refractory Epilepsy (pediatric epilepsy)
Kelly Knupp, Dept. of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Nana Welnick

 

Started April 2015

 

$631,835**
Placebo-controlled, Triple-Blind, Randomized Crossover Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Four Potencies of Smoked Marijuana in 76 Veterans with Chronic, Treatment- Resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, University of Pennsylvania and VA National Center for PTSD
 
Note: Grant recipient and study sponosor: MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Berra Yazar-Klosinski

 

Started February 2017

 

$2,156,000***
A Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross Study Comparing the Analgesic Efficacy of Cannabis versus Oxycodone
Emily Lindley, Dept. of Orthopedics,  University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Nicole Green
Started July 2017

 

$743,122**
Colorado Cannabis Cohort: Efficacy, Safety, and Usage Patterns of Medical Marijuana for Sleep
Russell Bowler, National Jewish Health
Madeline Morris

 

Started August 2015

 

$450,000*

TOTAL
 
   
$9,000,000
*Ninth and most recent grant approved by Board of Health on 2/18/15 for funding.
**Increased funding amounts approved by Board of Health on 2/18/15.
***Final funding amount after contract negotiation with grantee, which may be less than maximum funding amount approved by Board of Health on 12/17/14.