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Endocannabinoids in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Changes with Cannabidiol (CBD) treatment (2023)

Nicole Tartaglia, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Children with autism often struggle with behavioral challenges including irritability, anxiety, attention...

Examination of the bi-directional interactions between phytocannabinoids and a human-associated gut microbiota (2023)

Jessica Prenni, PhD, and Tiffany Weir, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (JP), and Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition (TW), Colorado State...

Investigation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons resulting from vaped or dabbed cannabis/cannabis-derived products with known adverse health effects (2023)

Alison Bauer, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

According to the 2021 Health Kids Survey (CDPHE), among...

Developing predictive models to distinguish alcohol use, cannabis use and co-use: an exploration of electroenceph-alography (EEG) metrics and traditional intoxication measures (2023)

Hollis Karoly, PhD and Patti Davies, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (HK), and Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy (PD), Colorado State University

Alcohol and cannabis...

Increasing the Analytical Testing Capability of Cannabinoids and Concomitant Phytomolecules in Cannabis-derived Plant Matrices (2023)

William Baurerle, PhD
Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University

Water for irrigation and essential elements for plant nutrition, two critical inputs for...

Identifying the neuronal cell-types responsible for the rewarding and aversive properties of THC (2023)

David Root, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Marijuana is among the most widely used psychoactive substances across the world....

Cannabinoids and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial (2022)

Kent Hutchison, PhD
Institute of Cognitive Science Affiliated Faculty & Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a major public health burden due...

Potential Health Effects of Heavy Metals in Cannabis Flower, Concentrates, Vape Devices, and Vape Emissions (2022)

Mike Van Dyke, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Health, Work, and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Inhalation exposure to...

Examining the adaptive roles of plant defensive chemistry on pest resistance in Cannabis sativa (2022)

Punya Nachappa, PhD
Associate Professor, Entomology, Department of Agricultural Biology, Colorado State University

Understanding how plants respond to insect herbivores can provide new insights into plant-insect...

Isolation and Pharmacological Evaluation of Phytocannabinoids for Alzheimer’s Disease (2022)

Duncan Mackie, PhD,
Director of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, MedPharm Holdings

Cinnamon Bidwell, PhD,
Institute of Cognitive Science Faculty, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

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Preventative and treatment effects of broad-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) in a rat model of comorbid autism and epilepsy: A mechanistic study (2022)

Christopher Lowry, PhD
Associate Professor, Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder

Over 50% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show sub-clinical epileptic spikes by adolescence...

Dissecting the Genetic Basis of Sex and Dioecy in Cannabis Sativa (2021)

Nolan Kane, PhD

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

As hemp continues to become an ever more economically valuable/important crop, it becomes...

Observational Study of the Effects of Acute Cannabis Use on Ocular Activity Relevant to Driving (2021)

Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Director (IVPC), Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Police officers have long recognized that changes...

Investigating the Effect of Cannabidiol and Cannabidiol-trazodone Combination Treatment on Naturally Occurring Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome as a Surrogate for Alzheimer’s Disease (2021)

Stephanie McGrath, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Colorado State University

The World Health Organization predicts that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias will be the second leading...

Quantification of Endo- and Phytocannabinoids with Comparison to Pain Medication Requirements and Surgical Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery for Cancer (2021)

Camille Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The use of cannabis is expanding in the United...

Exploring Intoxication During Acute Alcohol and Cannabis Co-Administration: A Focus on Cannabinoid Content and Order Effects (2021)

Hollis Karoly, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

Cannabis is the most commonly used drug among people who drink alcohol, yet evidence on...

Defining the Effects of CBD Consumption During Pregnancy on Fetal Neurodevelopment and Postnatal Anxiety (2021)

Emily Bates, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Morning sickness during pregnancy can be debilitating for a significant portion of women....

Is What You See What You Get? A Systematic, Public Health-driven Analysis of Cannabis Product Label Claims VS. Actual Cannabinoid Content (2021)

Cinnamon Bidwell, PhD
Institute of Cognitive Science Faculty, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Duncan Mackie, PhD
Director of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, MedPharm Holdings

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Cannabinoid Conversion to CBN During Hemp Extraction and Post-Extraction Fluorination of CBD and CBN for Increased Bioavailability (2021)

Ken Olejar, PhD
Colorado State University Pueblo

Large numbers of therapies originate from compounds originating in plants. Cannabinoids produced by industrial hemp are a group of compounds...

Short-term Effects of Cannabis use and Cannabinoids in Youth: A Sibling-Comparison Study (2021)

Jarrod Ellingson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry-Substance Dependence, University of Colorado School of Medicine

In the last 10 years, cannabis has become more accessible and more potent...

Microbiome-Mediated Effects of Cannabis and CBD on Neurotransmitter-Related Molecular Networks and Anxiety (2021)

Nichole Reisdorph, PhD
Professor Mass Spectrometry Facility Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Orally consumed Cannabis and extracted cannabidiol (CBD) products...