UC Berkeley Launches Cannabis Research Center
The University of California at Berkeley has launched the Cannabis Research Center, which will explore how cannabis production impacts the environment and society and how these impacts will evolve under new regulations.
The center will focus on three distinct areas of research as they relate to cannabis production: policy and regulation, environmental impacts and cannabis-producing communities.
Van Bustic and Ted Grantham, assistant cooperative Extension specialists in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, will lead the center’s multidisciplinary team.
“This is a rapidly changing industry, and no one really knows where it is headed,” Grantham said in a statement. “We believe researchers have an important role in bringing independent scientific information to conversations around cannabis policy.”