Pot- use study to an­a­lyze sewage

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is chip­ping in money for a three- year pi­lot study us­ing sewage sam­ples to de­ter­mine lev­els of mar­i­juana use in two Washington cities — re­search that could help an­swer some key ques­tions about pot le­gal­iza­tion, the Univer­sity of Puget Sound an­nounced.

The Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health has agreed to pay $ 120,000 so that Dan Bur­gard, an as­so­ciate chem­istry pro­fes­sor, can con­duct the study, which will look at how per- capita pot use changed af­ter Washington’s first le­gal pot shops opened in July.

The re­search in­volves an­a­lyz­ing waste­water sam­ples for lev­els of me­tab­o­lites pro­duced when the body pro­cesses drugs.

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