Changing the Dialogue on Cannabis

The mission of the CeCaR is to conduct basic and human disciplinary and interdisciplinary translational research designed to improve the scientific understanding of the components of cannabis, patterns of use by various populations, health and medical benefits, adverse reactions, and negative effects and consequences, including addiction. These issues will also be examined in the context of social justice and equity impacts of cannabis policy on historically marginalized communities. 

Strategies Ahead

CeCaR is a competitive pilot study program awarding startup funds to researchers conducting cannabis-based researchers. Pilot study funding would support up to five projects. Benchmarks of success for research productivity are based on peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings, as well as continued success in garnering additional research funding.