About the CMCR

CMCR Director Dr. Igor Grant speaks about the priorities and activities of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research.
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CMCR studies

Current studies examine the effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on a range of psychiatric, developmental and pain conditions, as well as the impact of use on public safety (e.g., driving). A list of current and past studies can be found here.

Currently Accepting New Applications

CMCR is now accepting applications for the 2024 Grants Program. Letters of intent are due by 3/1/24 and applications are due 4/26/24.
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Meeting summary of the California Cannabis Research Briefing

A meeting summary of the California Cannabis Research Briefing, hosted by the UC Office of the...

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Federal law makes weed research complicated. Can a van help?

May 24, 2024, Emma Lee Gometz of Science Friday spoke to scientists across the country about how...

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Rescheduling marijuana could attract more research

May 23, 2024, Erin Durkin of the National Journal spoke to Dr. Igor Grant and other researchers...

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KPBS Midday Edition interviews Dr. Thomas Marcotte

May 21, 2024, KPBS Midday Edition hosts interviewed Dr. Thomas Marcotte and other guests to learn...

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Scientists rejoice! Studying cannabis is about to get a lot easier

May 8, 2024, Jackie Mogensen of Mother Jones interviewed Dr. Igor Grant about how DEA's potential...

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Inaugural UC-wide symposium on Cannabinoid Science and Community Health

UC Riverside hosted the inaugural University of California-wide symposium on "Cannabinoid Science...

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Marijuana messes with your driving for longer than you think

February 5, 2024 Sumathi Reddy of The Wall Street Journal spoke with Dr. Tom Marcotte about his...

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2024 CMCR Grants Program

CMCR Grants Program - 2024 - Request for Applications The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research...

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CMCR Grants Program awards new research grants in 2023

As part of Proposition 64 funding to the CMCR, the Center is pleased to announce three new studies...

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Marijuana testing for Minnesota drivers

Dr. Tom Marcotte was interviewed by Fox9 KMSP news station in Minnesota regarding a pilot program...

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2023 CMCR Symposium Videos

Exploring the Entourage: The Therapeutic Potential of Minor Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and...

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'Driving high is a DWI' but enforcement can be difficult. Just ask Colorado.

November 1, 2023, Eric Rasmussen of KSTP-TV in Minneapolis referred to CMCR's recent JAMA...

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Federal health agency recommends easing marijuana restrictions

David Ovalle and Laurie McGinley, Washington Post, August 30, 2023. Dr. Igor Grant spoke to the...

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Evaluation of FSTs for identifying drivers under the influence of cannabis

Dr. Tom Marcotte and colleagues recently published their findings in JAMA Psychiatry of a...

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Nathaniel Schuster

Vaporized cannabis vs placebo for acute migraine

Dr. Nathaniel Schuster recently completed a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover,...

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DMV, CHP & CMCR begin novel, on-road study to examine cannabis-impaired driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is collaborating with the California Highway...

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Driving under the influence of cannabis: Impact of combining toxicology testing with field sobriety tests

Drs. Robert Fitzgerald and Thomas Marcotte recently published an article in Clinical Chemistry on...

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Cannabis Research Resources

  University of California cannabis research centers: UC San Diego, Center for Medicinal...

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Challenges to Conducting Medical Cannabis Research - Dr. Igor Grant - April 2023

The UC Office of the President, in partnership with the Department of Cannabis Control, held a...

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Cannabis legislation signed into US law

In December 2022, the bipartisan Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act...

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Raphael Mechoulam, towering figure in cannabis research has passed

CMCR mourns the passing on March 9, 2023 of Professor Raphael Mechoulam, commonly regarded as...

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Dr. Igor Grant presents to California State Senate

On March 13, 2023, Dr. Igor Grant presented to the California State Senate Committee on Business,...

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Experts reflect on what new law might mean for cannabis research

Nick Zagorski, Psych News, March 9, 2023. Drs. Igor Grant and Ziva Cooper comment on how the...

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CME credits for 2022 CMCR Symposium - closed

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is pleased to offer continuing medical education (CME)...

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2023 CMCR Grants Program

CMCR Grants Program - 2023 - Request for Applications The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research...

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New U.S. law promises to light up marijuana research

Meredith Wadman, Science, December 2, 2022  The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research...

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Dr. Thomas Arkell presentation to CMCR investigators

Dr. Thomas Arkell, a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia...

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Press conference on new Federal cannabis research legislation

On August 31, 2022 CMCR hosted a press conference organized by Representative Scott Peters of...

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Congressional bill would free up researchers to study modern cannabis products

Thomas Fudge, KPBS, September 30, 2022  KPBS interviewed Dr. Igor Grant on the potential impacts...

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The impact of cannabis on public health

July 21, 2022, Health Professional Radio interviewed Dr. Thomas Marcotte about cannabis and...

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CMCR Grants Program awards new research grants in 2022

As part of Proposition 64 funding to the CMCR, the Center is pleased to announce three new studies...

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Research: After smoking cannabis, people may have false sense of driving safety

Kristi King, WTOP News, July 7, 2022  WTOP interviewed Dr. Thomas Marcotte about cannabis users'...

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Delta-8 THC panel discussion hosted by CMCR's Kyle Boyar

CMCR's Kyle Boyar hosted a panel discussion on Delta-8 THC at a meeting of CANN's Journal Club....

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Why doesn't a test to check for marijuana impairment exist?

Tyler Adkisson, Newsy, May 16, 2022 Dr. Thomas Marcotte comments on CMCR's research on cannabis...

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CNN features CMCR Autism study

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Doris Trauner, lead researcher of...

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2022 Symposium Agenda

Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoid-Based Medicine: Progress, Policy, and Partnership   PDF of...

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2023 Symposium Agenda

Exploring the Entourage: The Therapeutic Potential of Minor Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and...

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Cannabis & Driving: NavNeuro podcast interview with Dr. Tom Marcotte - February 2022

Dr. Tom Marcotte discusses acute effects of cannabis use (THC) on driving performance on the...

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CMCR Grants Program - 2022

CMCR Grants Program - 2022 - Request for Applications The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research...

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CMCR chosen by NFL to study effects of cannabis in sports related injuries in elite athletes

The NFL has awarded CMCR researchers funding to conduct a randomized, double-blind clinical...

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Large CMCR study published in JAMA Psychiatry provides insights into performance and safety perception issues regarding cannabis and driving

In the largest study of its kind - 191 regular cannabis users who smoked as they “would at home to...

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Cannabis & Driving webinar with Dr. Tom Marcotte - April 2022

Dr. Thomas Marcotte, CMCR Co-Director participated in a panel discussion of recent research...

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People high on pot used a driving simulator. Here's what happened

Dennis Thompson, US News & World Report, February 1, 2022  Thomas Marcotte, PhD discusses...

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Cannabis & Driving: JAMA Psychiatry podcast - Dr. Tom Marcotte - January 2022

JAMA Psychiatry interviewed Dr. Tom Marcotte and Dr. Rob Fitzgerald on CMCR's randomized trial...

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KPBS discusses Delta-8 THC with CMCR's Kyle Boyar

KPBS spoke with CMCR's Kyle Boyar and other experts about Delta-8 THC. Watch the news story below...

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CMCR Symposia Series

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) Symposia Series seeks to provide timely...

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CMCR study on autism research featured in LA Times

The Los Angeles (LA) Times reports on the 25th anniversary of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996,...

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CMCR Research featured on PBS Nova

  CMCR research was featured on PBS NOVA on September 29, 2021. As part of this update to the...

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CMCR Grants Program awards new research grants in 2021

As part of Proposition 64 funding to the CMCR, the Center is pleased to announce three new studies...

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Dr. Igor Grant presentation at Univ of Cincinnati Grand Rounds - Sept 2021

Dr. Igor Grant presented at University of Cincinnati's Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand...

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The effect of inhaled cannabis on intraocular pressure in healthy adult subjects

Findings show that cannabis lowers intraocular pressure significantly in adult healthy subjects

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UCSD team sets out to study the effects of cannabis component CBD on severe austism in children

Elisabeth Frausto, La Jolla Light, June 25, 2021 Dr. Doris Trauner is leading a CMCR clinical...

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Daily cannabis use is associated with lower CNS inflammation in people with HIV

Findings show that daily cannabis use was associated with lower inflammation in the central...

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Angela Ann Price Estate gives $100K to CMCR

The estate of Angela Ann Price has given CMCR a $100,000 gift to support medicinal cannabis...

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Sha'Carri Richardson Olympic ban: Why is marijuana still prohibited?

David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2021 CMCR investigators Drs. Mark Wallace and Donald...

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After 50 years, US opens the door to more cannabis crops for scientists

Will Stone, KPBS, May 30, 2021 The DEA recently announced it will be issuing licenses to several...

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UC San Diego study looks at marijuana use against migraines

Jared Aarons, ABC 10 News San Diego, June 3, 2021 A study looking at cannabis as a potential...

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New High for Migraine Treatment? Trial Looks at Effectiveness of THC, CBD

Michelle Brubaker, UC San Diego Health Newsroom, May 19, 2021 Dr. Nathaniel Schuster is...

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Translational studies of cannabis administration, cognition, and the endocannabinoid system in HIV

PI: Arpi Minassian, PhD This study will utilize a cross-species approach to delineate the effects...

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Cannabidiol reduces withdrawal symptoms in nicotine-dependent rats

Findings suggest CBD may be used as a strategy to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms upon nicotine...

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BCC funds cannabis research projects from UC San Diego investigators

In November 2020, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced the recipients for its...

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Dr. Igor Grant presentation at Penn State Grand Rounds - January 2021

Dr. Igor Grant presented at Penn State College of Medicine's Psychiatry and Behavioral Health...

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Efficacy of inhaled cannabis versus placebo for the acute treatment of migraine

PI: Nathaniel Schuster, MD This is a clinical study to determine the effect of THC and CBD on...

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Engaging the endocannabinoid system with cannabidiol to reduce anxiety reactivity

PI: Charles Taylor, PhD This is a clinical study to determine the effect of CBD on anxiety...

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Cannabis for Pain? An Expert's Guidance

John Watson, Medscape, January 5, 2021 Dr. Mark Wallace spoke to Medscape about cannabis...

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Report: California needs to better track and test drugged drivers

Brooke Staggs, Orange County Register, March 19, 2021 The California Highway Patrol recently...

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Scholar in Cannabinoid Science

The goal of the CMCR is to foster the careers of future generations of basic and clinical...

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Rep. Scott Peters remarks in support of the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019

Citing the work of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, Representative Scott Peters made...

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Effects of CBD on blood pressure and substrate metabolism during metabolic syndrome

PI: Rudy Ortiz, PhD This is a pre-clinical study regarding the effects of CBD on blood pressure...

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Cannabis, inflammation, and the brain in persons with HIV

PI: Jennifer Iudicello, PhD This study will examine the effects of chronic cannabis use and the...

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Cannabis effects on antiretroviral therapy pharmacokinetics and neurotoxicity

PI: Scott Letendre, MD This is a clinical study looking at the intersection of cannabis, HIV, and...

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The role of cannabidiol in anandamide-related improvement in alexithymia and health outcomes

PI: Erin Morgan, PhD This study will examine whether CBD will reduce alexithymia and inflammation...

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Therapeutic Efficacy of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Prescription Opioid Abuse and Addiction

PI: Michael Taffe, PhD This study will examine the effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on the...

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The Effects of THC on Glucose Metabolism and Endothelial Function in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

PI: Jeremy Pettus, MD This study will seek to determine the effects of THC use on glucose...

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Impact of Cannabis Exposure on Gut Barrier Function in Health and Disease

PI: Nicholas DiPatrizio, PhD This study will examine the impact of cannabis exposure on gut...

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Cannabis & Neuropsychology: NavNeuro podcast interview with Dr. Igor Grant - August 2020

Dr. Igor Grant discusses cognitive effects of cannabis use and current cannabis research on the...

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Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis: Fact vs Fiction - Center for BrainHealth - February 2020

Dr. Igor Grant presented at the University of Texas at Dallas's Center for BrainHealth lecture...

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Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism

Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health Newsroom, July 14, 2020 Researchers at UC San Diego's Center for...

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A cost-effectiveness model for adjunctive smoked cannabis in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain

Study results show that cannabis appears cost-effective when augmenting second-line treatment for...

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Regulatory barriers to research on cannabis and cannabinoids: a proposed path forward

An interdisciplinary group of medical scientists, plant geneticists, lawyers, and policy experts...

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The use of cannabis for headache disorders

This review considers historical prescription practices, summarizes the existing reports on the...

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CMCR congratulations Dr. Donald Abrams on his retirement - June 2020

CMCR Director Igor Grant congratulates Donald Abrams, MD, of UCSF on his retirement, and...

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Congratulations to Dr. Marsida Kallupi

Congratulations to Dr. Marsida Kallupi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC...

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About the CMCR

CMCR Director Dr. Igor Grant speaks about the priorities and activities of the Center for...

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Testing drivers for cannabis is hard. Here's why.

Alicia Wallace, CNN Business, January 2, 2020 As a growing number of states legalize cannabis,...

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For people with HIV, cannabis use linked to lower rates of cognitive impairment

Emily Land, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, February 24, 2020 In a recently published paper,...

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Cannabis May Have a Beneficial Effect on HIV-Associated Blood-Brain Barrier Injury

Marilynn Larkin, Reuters Health, April 30, 2020 In a recently published paper, Ron Ellis and...

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Cannabis exposure is associated with a lower likelihood of neurocognitive impairment in people living with HIV

Findings suggest cannabis exposure is linked to a lower odds of neurocognitive impairment in the...

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Beneficial effects of cannabis on blood brain barrier function in HIV

Study results show that cannabis may have a beneficial impact on HIV-associated blood brain...

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Validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for analyzing cannabinoids in oral fluid.

A liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for quantifying ten...

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California Still Struggling To Police Stoned Drivers

Shalina Chatlani, KPBS, December 20, 2019 Marijuana is hard to police. A small amount may...

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Marijuana researchers shackled by federal laws and regulations

Ashleigh Papp, San Jose Mercury News, January 2, 2020 Scientists must obtain hard-to-get license...

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Smoking weed: When is someone too high to drive?

January 3, 2019 David McNew explored the complexities in assessing cannabis associated impairment...

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Republicans and Democrats agree: VA must study medical marijuana for veterans

June 20, 2019 Abbie Bennett, in an article written for Radio.com illustrated the political...

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CMCR Grants Program - 2021

CMCR Grants Program - 2021 - Request for Applications The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research...

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CMCR announces $3M in new research grants to California investigators

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) at UC San Diego has been a leader in medical...

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Marijuana Culture Has Arrived, But The Science Is Still Catching Up

Shalina Chatlani, KPBS, December 19, 2019 More people are buying marijuana since California...

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The CBD Expert Series: Q&A with a National Leader in Cannabis Research

Nick Musica, CBD Oil Review, August 21, 2019 Recently, Nick Musica of CBD Oil Review had the...

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UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies

Scott LaFee, UC San Diego News Center, October 10, 2019 The Center for Medicinal Cannabis...

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Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

Robert Solomon, Healio, October 30, 2019 The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some...

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Cannabis Research Buds Out in New Directions, Arthritis to Insomnia

Debra Kamin, This Week at UC San Diego News, October 10, 2019 With 33 states and the District of...

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San Diego schools look to take mystery and misinformation out of medical marijuana

Jared Aarons, ABC 10News San Diego, September 10, 2019 Starting this fall, the Pacific College of...

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Targets of Opportunity for Medicinal Cannabis Research with Dr. Igor Grant, CMCR UCSD

Karen Jagoda, Empowered Patient Podcast, November 19, 2019 Dr. Igor Grant, Director, Center for...

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Pure CBD Won't Make You Fail a Drug Test, But…

Amy Norton, HealthDay, August 9, 2019 As the CBD craze sweeps the nation, some users may wonder...

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CMCR 2019 Symposium

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) hosted a one-day symposium on October 18, 2019...

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Regulators hungry for evidence as FDA weighs allowing CBD in food, dietary supplements

Angelica LaVito, CNBC, May 31, 2019 Food and Drug Administration regulators grilled manufacturers...

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Three years into legal cannabis and California still doesn’t have a reliable test for driving while high

Brooke Staggs, Orange County Register, May 31, 2019 Nearly three years after California voters...

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Harvard, MIT share $9 million gift to study marijuana’s health effects

Felice J. Freyer, Boston Globe, April 30, 2019 An investor in the cannabis industry has donated...

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Marijuana research still shackled by Feds three years after DEA promised to lift monopoly

Brooke Staggs, Orange County Register, May 8, 2019 Nearly three years after the Drug Enforcement...

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What to Know About the CBD at Your CVS

Marty Munson, Men's Health, April 3, 2019 CVS and Walgreens announced they’re going to sell...

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CBD In Food: Is It Safe (And Legal) To Eat?

Katherine Martinelli, HuffPost, April 2, 2019 Feeling anxious? Down? In pain? Cannabidiol —...

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No, CBD-infused jelly beans won’t get you high. Here’s why.

Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, March 19, 2019 There is CBD beer, and CBD coffee, and CBD gummies...

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Can CBD Help Your Child?

Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Consumer Reports, February 26, 2019 When a child is sick and conventional...

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North American Cannabis Summit - January 2019

Igor Grant, MD Marijuana as Medicine: Can We See Past the Smoke? North American Cannabis...

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Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) versus Placebo as an Adjunct to Treatment in Early Psychosis

PI: Kristin Cadenhead, MD This clinical trial will explore the effectiveness of cannabidiol...

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Therapeutic Response of Cannabidiol in Rheumatoid Arthritis

PI: Veena Ranganath, MD The overall goal of this proof-of-principle proposal is to examine the...

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Cannabidiol for Sedative/Hypnotic-sparing Management of Insomnia in Adults

PI: Mariana Cherner, PhD It is estimated that up to a third US adults suffer from sleep problems,...

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The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Regulating Meal Time Anxiety in Anorexia Nervosa

PI: Guido Frank, MD Because there are no proven treatments that normalize core symptoms in adult...

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Cannabidiol as a Strategy to Treat Alcohol Dependence

PI: Giordano de Guglielmo, PharmD, PhD The development of novel and more effective medications...

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CMCR recipient of Major Philanthropic Award

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 68 children in the...

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Presentation before the Medical Board of California - April 2018

Presentation before the Medical Board of California (PDF) Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) (April 2018)

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The Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on Symptoms of Severe Autism

PI: Doris Trauner, MD This clinical trial is examining if and how cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical...

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CMCR 2018 Symposium - Cannabis and Health: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Era

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) hosted a one-day symposium exploring emerging...

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CMCR 2018 Symposium

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) hosted our inaugural symposium series on June...

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Cannabis Use and the Endocannabinoid System in Bipolar Disorder

PI: William Perry, Ph.D. & Jared Young, Ph.D This study will look at the impact of chronic...

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The Challenge of Assessing Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis - September 2017

Thomas Marcotte, PhD Presentation before the Canadian House of Commons (September 2017)  

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Medicinal Cannabis - Can We See Past the Smoke? - July 2017

Igor Grant, MD UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds (July 2017)  

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Effect of Cannabis and Endocannabinoids on HIV Neuropathic Pain

PI: Brook Henry, Ph.D. & Ron Ellis, M.D., Ph.D. This study will address these three...

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American Psychological Association Plenary Address - August 2016

Marijuana as Medicine: Can we see past the smoke? (PDF) American Psychological Association...

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Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit - March 2016

browser does not support iframe Presentation by Barth Wilsey, MD The Marijuana and Cannabinoids:...

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Job/Volunteer Opportunities

Are there job opportunities All open positions at the University of California, San Diego can be...

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CMCR Study Reports

When will the results of the trials be available? Results of completed studies will be...

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- Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD - Short-Term Effects of Cannabis Therapy on Spasticity in MS

Short-Term Effects of Cannabis Therapy on Spasticity in MS INVESTIGATOR: Jody Corey-Bloom, M.D.,...

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- Sean Drummond, PhD - Sleep and Medicinal Cannabis

Sleep and Medicinal Cannabis INVESTIGATOR: Sean Drummond, Ph.D. STUDY LOCATION: University of...

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- Thomas Marcotte, PhD - Impact of Repeated Cannabis Treatments on Driving Abilities

Impact of Repeated Cannabis Treatments on Driving Abilities INVESTIGATOR: Thomas Marcotte,...

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- Ian Meng, PhD - Mechanisms of Cannabinoid Analgesia

Mechanisms of Cannabinoid Analgesia INVESTIGATOR: Ian Meng, Ph.D. STUDY LOCATION: University of...

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- Daniele Piomelli, PharmD, PhD - Effects of Cannabis Therapy on Endogenous Cannabinoids

Effects of Cannabis Therapy on Endogenous Cannabinoids INVESTIGATOR: Daniele Piomelli, Pharm.D.,...

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- Rachel Schrier, PhD - Effects of Medicinal Cannabis on CD4 immunity in AIDS

Effects of Medicinal Cannabis on CD4 immunity in AIDS INVESTIGATOR: Rachel Schrier, Ph.D. STUDY...

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- Mark Wallace, MD - Analgesic Efficacy of Smoked Cannabis

Analgesic Efficacy of Smoked Cannabis INVESTIGATOR: Mark Wallace, M.D. STUDY LOCATION:...

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- Mark Wallace, MD - Efficacy of Inhaled Cannabis in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Efficacy of Inhaled Cannabis in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy INVESTIGATOR: Mark Wallace,...

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- Barth Wilsey, MD - The Analgesic Effect of Vaporized Cannabis on Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury

The Analgesic Effect of Vaporized Cannabis on Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord...

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- Donald Abrams, MD - Vaporization as a "Smokeless" Cannabis Delivery System

Vaporization as a "Smokeless" Cannabis Delivery System INVESTIGATOR: Donald Abrams, M.D. STUDY...

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News

May 24, 2024 Federal law makes weed research complicated. Can a van help?Emma Lee Gometz, Science...

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Publications of Interest

Sawicki, SM, Hernandez C, Laiteerapong N, Zahradnik EK. The use of dispensary-obtained...

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CMCR Reports

US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESBasis for the Recommendation to Reschedule...

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Mission

OverviewEstablished in 2000, the UC Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) has been at...

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The Psychiatric and Neurocognitive Effects of Cannabis - February 2015

The Psychiatric and Neurocognitive Effects of Cannabis (PDF) Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) American...

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The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) hosted our inaugural symposium series on June 8, 2018 exploring emerging issues related to basic and clinical cannabinoid science, public health and safety implications, and regulatory challenges in conducting cannabis research.

 

  Topic Speaker
7:30am Continental Breakfast 
8:00am Introduction/Overview Igor Grant, MD
UC San Diego
  The health impact of cannabis Daniele Piomelli, MD, PhD, PharmD
UC Irvine
9:00am Examples of emerging therapeutic potentials of medicinal cannabis
  Moderator Mark Wallace, MD
UC San Diego
  Therapeutic potential of cannabis for pain alone and as an adjunct to opioids Ziva Cooper, PhD
Columbia University
New York State Psychiatric Institute
  Cannabis & PTSD: A long and winding road absent good scientific data Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
  Potential utility of cannabidiol in the treatment of behavior problems in children with autism Doris Trauner, MD
UC San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital
  Medicinal cannabis research down under: Introducing the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Iain McGregor, PhD
University of Sydney
10:00 am Discussion/Future Directions 
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Public health and safety implications of medicinal cannabis
  Moderator Susan Tapert, PhD
UC San Diego
  Cannabis & cognition: Budding evidence regarding the differential impact of recreational vs. medical use Staci Gruber, PhD
Harvard Medical School
  Cannabis and public safety: The challenge of cannabis-impaired driving Thomas Marcotte, PhD
UC San Diego
  Medicinal cannabis / legalization and the development of cannabis use problems Alan Budney, PhD
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
11:50 am Discussion/Future Directions 
12:20 pm Lunch & Poster-viewing  
1:15 pm Real-World Use
  Moderator Kent Hutchison, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
  What's in real-world cannabis? Ryan Vandrey, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
  Cannabis based drug development activities at Ole Miss Mahmoud ElSohly, PhD
University of Mississippi
  Day to day in a cannabis clinic Sherry Yafai, MD
Santa Monica Emergency Medicine
  Industry Panel Catherine Jacobson, PhD
Tilray

Tiffany Devitt
CannaCraft Inc. 

Linda Honderd
Mary's Medicinals

2:25 pm Discussion/Future Directions  
2:55 pm Policy, legal, and pragmatic issues in obtaining cannabis preparations for medical research
  Moderator Igor Grant, MD
UC San Diego
  Legalization experience Lori Ajax
California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  Update from NIDA:  Current status and the future of research on marijuana and marijuana products Steve Gust, PhD
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  FDA and Cannabis:
Our Regulatory Roles
Dominic Chiapperino, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  Legal Challenges Ellen Auriti, JD
University of California, Office of the President
4:00 pm Panel Discussion/Future Directions 
4:30 pm Open Discussion 
5:00 pm Adjourn 

 

Link to CMCR 2019 Symposium