2023 Research Briefing
After a two year hiatus, in May 2023 we resumed our Research Briefing on campus with a hybrid event of in-person and virtual presentations from our researchers.
2021 Research Briefing
Due to the pandemic we hosted our second annual research briefing via zoom. In 2021 we also published a review paper on the environmental impacts of cannabis production, and continued investigations on how cannabis farming interacts with wildfire threats, water use, and wildlife. Learn more through our presentations below.
2019 Research Briefing
Our first annual briefing event introduces the Cannabis Research Center. In short videos below, we present initial investigations on water, wildlife, and the experiences of cannabis farmers as they confront compliance with licenses and laws in northern California. We outline issues, news, and research on cannabis agriculture. Then we share a longer presentation on how the legacy of Cannabis prohibition impacts influences legalization and social equity today.
Barriers to Farmer Licensing
Briefing by Hekia Bodwitch, Ph.D. on her survey of over 300 outdoor cannabis farmers in Northern California and the barriers they face attempting to become compliant, licensed cannabis producers.
Northern California Cannabis Communities
Briefing by Michael Polson, Ph.D. on his research tapping into communities in Northern California to understand local control, cannabis enforcement and parity.
California Agriculture special issue
Briefing by Jim Downing the Director of Publishing at the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources on the special issue of California Agriculture, a collection of peer reviewed publications and news in Agriculture, Natural and Human Resources.