Jan 6, 2022
Cannabis Research Coalition Debuts in January

The Hemp Mine is pleased to announce its collaboration with Clemson University to create the Cannabis Research Coalition (CRC), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on cannabis horticultural research.

The Cannabis Research Coalition is a professional group dedicated to cannabis research. Allison Justice & The Hemp Mine LLC, an industry leader in cannabis genetics and production, have partnered with Jim Faust’s Flowering Physiology Laboratory at Clemson University to address the cultivation and postharvest issues that challenge today’s cannabis industry.

“This is an exciting time for the cannabis industry. As most states now have cannabis production, as hemp or marijuana, the time to come together to push this industry forward with solid research and science,” said Allison Justice, PhD., founder & CEO of The Hemp Mine.

The CRC’s mission is to partner with cannabis-industry stakeholders to advance the exploration of the cannabis plant and implement science-based research to develop the techniques required to create a sustainable, efficient, and profitable industry.

The CRC’s approach is to combine the resources of stakeholders — individuals and businesses — to fund research that provides practical answers to the questions that limit our success as an industry.

The cooperative research model, whereby members benefit from the pooled resources of an entire group, has driven horticulture and greenhouse research for decades. Cooperative research allows you to be at the cutting edge of science-based research for a fraction of the actual cost. By partnering with colleagues, collaborators, and sometimes competitors, you can stay at the forefront of production know-how.

“We are at an unprecedented time in the history of plant science where we have an incredibly valuable plant for which there is almost zero scientific research. The opportunities to improve production methods with solid data are vast. It is truly a unique and exciting time to be a horticultural scientist,” said Jim Faust, PhD., Clemson University Flowering Physiology Laboratory.

Member Benefits

• Members prioritize and provide direction to the production and postharvest research projects
undertaken by the CRC based on industry needs.
• Members meet virtually with The Hemp Mine & Clemson University teams monthly for research updates
and discussions.
• Members gather at an annual conference for in-depth discussions of research results and to set
priorities and goals for the next year.
• Members receive SOPs for production and postharvest methods.
• Allied trade members (vendors to the cannabis industry) provide members with exclusive offers.

Coalition Kickoff

The CRC held its first virtual meeting on Jan. 7, to discuss membership, answer questions and give a sneak peek of projects already underway.

For questions or to join the mailing list, please contact crc@thehempmine.com.


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