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CU Kratom Critic: “We Don’t Know If It Works or What the Proof Is”

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Publish DateAugust 28, 2018

Advocates for kratom tout the popular herbal substance grown mainly in Southeast Asia as great for treating chronic pain, anxiety and heroin addiction, among many other uses, and decry Denver Environmental Health's decision to ban it for human consumption last November. But University of Colorado professor and pharmacologist Robert Valuck thinks such a prohibition makes sense even if kratom has medical value. "I'm not saying kratom doesn't work," Valuck stresses. "I'm saying we don't know if it works or what the proof is."

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Study: Too Many Cannabis Industry Employees Get High at Work

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Publish DateMarch 22, 2018

In 2017, the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment taught a daylong course on health and safety practices in the workplace for pot company owners and employees, focusing on a cannabis workplace safety guide released by the CDPHE earlier that year. That course is now available online.

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Richard Kogan on Beethoven, Mad Genius and Creative Resilience

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Publish DateNovember 08, 2017

Richard Kogan, an award-winning psychiatrist and pianist, sees Beethoven as more than just the mad genius he’s often portrayed as. The composer also has “an extraordinary story of recovery from trauma,” says Korgan, who will lecture Thursday night on the subject at the CU Anschutz Campus.

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Matt Vogl’s Mental Breakthrough: From Suicide to a New Center

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Publish DateSeptember 26, 2017

But instead of ending his career, Vogl’s raw honesty opened a new chapter. Four years later, he heads the National Mental Health Innovation Center, an Anschutz Foundation-backed, $10 million startup of his own design.

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