Senator Coram, prime
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-155, which transfers $3.0 million
from the General Fund for the Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program
in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and makes
the following modifications to the program, requires that the program provide
funding for research that determines the safety of medical marijuana products;
encourages the State Board of Health to prioritize grants related to the
safety of medical marijuana products, and the efficacy of medical marijuana
for post-traumatic stress disorder; requires that program rules include
protocols for studying the safety of medical marijuana products through
various testing and collection methods; and adds the types of safety tests
performed on medical marijuana to the annual program report.
Committee members asked questions of the sponsor.