California Funds Research On Blocking Marijuana Monopolies And Protecting ‘Legacy’ Cannabis Strains

October 6, 2022 ·

California officials announced on Wednesday that the state will be awarding up to $20 million in marijuana tax-funded grants to universities that carry out research into cannabis science and policy—including studies on preventing monopolies in the legal industry and securing the genetics of “legacy” strains.

This is the second round of academic marijuana grants from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), which said it is soliciting research proposals from public colleges with a focus on five priority study areas.

The department said that it developed the top research priorities in consultation with other state agencies, seeking to learn more about the implementation of cannabis legalization “from economic vitality to public health to preservation of the state’s cannabis heritage.”

Regulators previously issued $30 million in marijuana research grants to public universities across the state in 2020.

For this new round, DCC said it is looking for solicitations for projects that deal with cannabis potency and cannabinoid analysis, the health of the state’s marijuana industry, “monopolies and unfair competition, legacy cannabis genetics and data on medical marijuana use. (marijunanamoment.net) Full Story

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