California Department of Cannabis Control solicits proposals for cannabis-related research

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is soliciting proposals for research projects that advance public understanding of cannabis and its legalization. DCC will fund up to $20 million in cannabis-related academic research by California public universities and is prioritizing topics that will be instrumental in addressing gaps in scientific knowledge and guiding future policy decisions.  

For the first time, DCC has identified specific research topics that will be prioritized for grant funding of topics which will advance understanding of cannabis, address existing research gaps, and inform policymakers. The prioritized topics examine cannabis potency and health impacts, the health of California’s cannabis industry, monopolies and unfair competition, legacy cannabis genetics, and medicinal use of cannabis. 

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