The Berkeley Cannabis Research Center promotes interdisciplinary scholarship on the social and environmental dimensions of cannabis production. Through scientific research and engagement with community, government, and academic entities, it advances understanding of cannabis agriculture in socio-ecological systems at local, national, and global scales. Below is a video featuring the Center's co-director Van Butsic, as he explains research into land use for cannabis agriculture.
In November, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the lead state agency that regulates commercial cannabis licenses, announced a wave of research grant funding at public universities. ESPM researchers affiliated with the Center received $4.6 million to investigate a wide range of topics. For more information, read the full press release on the Rausser College website.