Our Purpose

We research cannabis policy, communities, and the environment

The Cannabis Research Center is a research group based at the University of California, Berkeley. Our goal is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on the social and environmental dimensions of cannabis production. Through scientific research and engagement with community, government, and academic entities, we advance understanding of cannabis agriculture in socio-ecological systems at local, national, and global scales. We seek to inform public dialogue and contribute to the development of prosperous communities and healthy environments.

Policy and Land Use

Relationships between governments, regulations and growers.


Effects of cannabis production on water, air and wildlife.

People and Culture

Effects of liberalization and legalization on policy and society.