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A photo illustration of marijuana packed in a bowl that sits in a bong Sept. 7, 2021.

Study researches the safety of secondhand bong smoke

Elizabeth White, Cannabis Reporter April 20, 2022

Everyone knows about the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke, but what about cannabis? In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers found smoking cannabis with a bong in a house produced...

(Graphic Illustration by Chloe Leline | The Collegian)

How cannabis compounds prevent coronavirus infection

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director January 27, 2022
The Oregon State University study, not conducted using any human test subjects, found that cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) bound to the spike proteins of live alpha and beta variant coronaviruses in a laboratory setting.
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Ripple Sleep QuickGummies live up to the name, not much else

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director January 20, 2022

Ripple, a Denver-based producer of edible cannabis products, unveiled their Sleep QuickGummies this month, a THC and cannabinol-infused product meant to help people get a good night’s rest. It’s now...

Lab equipment sits on a shelf in the new Cannabinoid Research Center in the Colorado State University Yates Chemistry building Oct. 19. The lab was a 1.5-million-dollar gift from CSU alumna Leslie Buttorff, Chief Executive Officer of Panacea Life Sciences. Buttorff stated, “If you look at the one thing about cannabis it needs a lot more research. And this lab is perfect for that.” (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

CSU celebrates grand opening of cannabinoid research lab

Hayden Hawley October 20, 2021

Editor's Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. What is cannabis? Seriously, what is it? Despite the amount of time humanity has been using the plant, we know surprisingly little...

A photo illustration of marijuana buds dumped onto a hand Sept. 6. The marijuana strain was an indica dominant called GMO LS. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Indica versus sativa: Everything you never wanted to know

Hayden Hawley October 13, 2021

The world of cannabis can often be confusing and intimidating. Here at The Rocky Mountain Collegian’s cannabis section, we often write articles that attempt to simplify and clarify these sticky details...

MerJ intersects architecture and the cannabis industry

MerJ intersects architecture and the cannabis industry

Lindsay Barker October 7, 2021

Editor's Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. The cannabis industry has created a new market for architects and designers. The opportunity to design dispensaries, cultivation facilities...

A photo illustration of marijuana buds grounded up in a grinder Sept. 6. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Strain Review: Verde Natural’s GMO, grown in living soil

Lindsay Barker September 8, 2021

Verde Natural is a Colorado-based cultivation company with roots in Humboldt County, California, that produces award-winning cannabis and grows it in a very unique way: with living soil. What exactly...

Researcher Shelly Shamir works with a patient | Photo courtesy of Felix Duerr

CSU researchers study CBD’s affect on arthritis in dogs

Hayden Hawley August 26, 2021

Researchers at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are conducting a study on the efficacy of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component in cannabis, on osteoarthritis in dogs. Felix...

(Graphic Illustration by Trin Bonner | The Collegian)

CSU Pueblo offers cannabis biology and chemistry degree

Hayden Hawley August 19, 2021

As the cannabis industry explodes into a vital part of the American economy, more schools are attempting to train students to function in this exciting new world. Colorado State University Pueblo...

(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

CSU researchers develop Cannabis Overuse Disorder counseling system

Hayden Hawley June 21, 2021

The Colorado State University Prevention Research Center, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, is recruiting students to volunteer in a study called The Weed Study, meant to address problematic...

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