The California Department of Cannabis Control has earmarked $20 million in funding for research prioritizing multiple cannabis topics including potency, health impacts, medicinal use, legacy cannabis genetics, and the health of California’s cannabis industry.
Some of the specific areas of interest that will be funded include understanding the long-term health effects of cannabis consumption, developing better methods for measuring potency, and studying the effects of cannabis on different medical conditions.
According to Ganjapreneur, the research funded under the program will be required to be publicly available at no cost.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that it will be awarding an additional $20 million in grants to California academic universities. This builds on the $30 million in research grants that were previously awarded to these universities in 2020. The research being funded by these grants will focus on a variety of topics, including opioid abuse, cancer, and heart disease.
This $20 million in grants will be distributed among seven different universities in California. These universities are the University of California (UC) San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, and UC Davis. The grants will range in size from $144,949 to $2 million.
The grant proposals will be accepted from November 1 until November 30, and the winning research projects will be announced in February. The grant proposals will be judged on their innovation, feasibility, and impact. Anyone who is interested in applying for a grant should submit their proposal by November 30.