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California funds nearly $20 million in cannabis research grants

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California regulators have awarded nearly $20 million to 16 state universities to conduct scientific research on a range of cannabis-related issues and compounds, including mental health, Delta 8, Delta 10 and what has been described as the first study on the genetics of marijuana.

Recipients were selected from among 98 proposals based on their strong methodology, potential impact on policy, enhancement of general knowledge and ability to advance foundational research, according to a press release.


Many schools have received multiple awards. Recipients include:

UCLA, $9.5 million to study the intoxication levels of industrial and semi-synthetic cannabis, the effects of smoking and flower concentrates, and the interactions between hemp and CBD as well as the use of medical marijuana. University of California San Diego, $917,000 to conduct a four-year project examining the effects of cannabis on cognitive, psychological, and neurological outcomes in young adults as well as a separate study on cannabis use and mental health among adolescents.

Read the full article at Marijuana Business Daily

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