CMCR Grants Program
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) seeks to fund primary and pilot cannabis-related studies that further enhance the understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids as pharmacological agents for the treatment of medical and psychiatric disorders, and their potential public health impacts. Primary project awards are up to $825,000 in total costs ($275,000 per year) for up to three years. Pilot awards are up to $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year).
CMCR Grants Program Studies Funded to Date.
|Year||Study title||Principal Investigator
||Full funding amount
|2020||Analgesic, appetite-stimulating, and subjective effects of cannabigerol administered alone and in combination with delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol||Ziva Cooper, PhD (UCLA)||$825,000|
|2020||Effects of CBD on blood pressure and substrate metabolism during metabolic syndrome||Rudy M. Ortiz, PhD (UC Merced)||$300,000|
|2019||Effects of cannabidiol (CBD) versus placebo as an adjunct to treatment in early psychosis: Understanding the mechanism and mediators of action||Kristin Cadenhead, MD (UC San Diego)||$825,000|
|2019||Therapeutic response of cannabidiol in rheumatoid arthritis||Veena Ranganath, MD (UCLA)||$825,000|
|2019||Cannabidiol for sedative/hypnotic-sparing management of insomnia in adults||Mariana Cherner, PhD (UC San Diego)||$825,000|
|2019||Cannabidiol as a strategy to treat alcohol dependence||Giordano de Guglielmo, PharmD, PhD (UC San Diego)||$300,000|
|2019||The role of cannabidiol (CBD) in regulating meal time anxiety in anorexia nervosa: Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics
Guido Frank, MD (UC San Diego)