Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums

The monthly series of UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums (currently Zoom webinars) are organized by the CHRC to both inform our campus community, members of the cannabis and hemp industry, and the general public on cannabis and hemp research being done at UC Davis, and to provide an opportunity for guest external researchers to share their expertise and connect with our community.

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UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forum schedule (click here for a pdf version)

Dr. Donald LandThursday, September 24, 2020 - 11am to 12 noon
Cannabis 101: common misconceptions in production, processing, genetics, and content
Dr. Donald Land, UC Davis Professor of Chemistry (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Keith TaylorTuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12 noon to 1pm
Mendocino County's Cannabis and Hemp Industries
Dr. Keith Taylor, Community Economic Development Specialist
UC Davis Department of Human Ecology (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Aditi DasThursday, November 19, 2020 - 11am to 12 noon
Research on Endocannabinoids and Minor Cannabinoids
Dr. Aditi Das, Associate Professor, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Raphael MechoulamTuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10 to 11am
The Distinct Phases of Cannabinoid Research
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry/Organic Chemist
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bio)
Forum recording

Drs. Robert Hutmacher and Daniel PutnamThursday, January 14, 2021 - 11am - 12 noon 
Field Trials on Hemp Varieties, Water Use, Density, Pests in California
Dan Putnam, Agronomist, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences (Bio)
Bob Hutmacher, CE Specialist and Director, UC West Side Research & Extension Center (Bio)
                              Forum recording

Drs. Henning Langer and Mark MascalThursday, February 11, 2021 - 11am - 12 noon
The clinical potential of CBD & CBD analogues in neurological & neuromuscular disorders
Henning Langer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC Davis Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology
Mark Mascal, UC Davis Professor of Chemistry (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. CJ SchwartzThursday, March 11, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
Recent Advances in Hemp Genetics and Genomics
CJ Schwartz, Founder of Industrial Hemp Genetics, LLC 
Former CEO & Chief Science Officer of Sunrise Genetics
Forum recording

Dr. Tyler LeshThursday, April 8, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
The Impact of Cannabis Use on Young People with Psychosis
Tyler Lesh, Associate Project Scientist, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Ziva CooperThursday, May 13, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
Cannabis, Opioids and Pain [working title]
Ziva Cooper, Research Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (Bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Mark Mascal and Michael RogawskiThursday, June 10, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
H2CBD, Chemical Synthesis & Animal Models of Seizure
Mark Mascal, UC Davis Professor of Chemistry (Bio)
Michael Rogawski, UC Davis Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology (Bio)
Forum recording