LAFAYETTE, Colo. - The political rise of Colorado's cannabis industry
is, in essence, the story of Garrett Hause's alfalfa farm.
Mr. Hause, a broad-shouldered, 25-year-old horticulturist who tills
his family's land in the shadow of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains,
said he was never particularly interested in politics - that is, until
voters legalized cannabis in 2012. He started familiarizing himself
with the stringent state regulations that govern the industry. He and
a friend then created Elation Cannabis Company, which uses a section
of the family's soil to grow hemp.
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It's a common stereotype that people who smoke weed are a bit
foggy-headed and missing a few brain cells.
But a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder
found that alcohol is much more damaging to your brain than marijuana.
In fact, the study - which was published in the journal Addiction -
suggests that weed use doesn't seem to alter the structure of a
person's brain at all.
Kent Hutchison, a co-author of the study, told Medical News Today that
he wanted to examine what effect pot has on a person's brain because
there isn't a conclusive answer to the question.
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