Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums

The monthly series of UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums (currently Zoom webinars) is 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.

To be added to our listservs to receive updates and webinar access links, please contact Christine Parks at

Upcoming UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums


Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
Long-Term Consequences of Adolescence Cannabis Exposure: It’s Time to Take a Fresh Look
Daniele Piomelli, Distinguished Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, UC Irvine (bio)


Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
Developing Integrated Pest Management for Cannabis in California
Houston Wilson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Entomology, UC Riverside (bio)

Kadie Britt, Postdoctoral Scholar, Entomology, UC Riverside (bio)






Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
RICH Award Recipients Presentations 
Karen Bales, Professor, Psychology, UC Davis (bio) Bryce Falk, Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, UC Davis (bio) Christopher Royer, Associate Researcher Physiologist, California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis (bio)


Past UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forum


Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
County-level Policy Surveillance Results of Recreational Marijuana Policies in Colorado & Washington State (2012-2019)
Denise Payán, Assistant Professor, Health, Society & Behavior, UC Irvine (bio) Forum recording


Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
Postharvest Processing of Hemp for Improved Processing Efficiency, Safety and Preservation of Bioactive Compounds
Zhongli Pan, Adjunct Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis(bio)
Chang Chen, Postdoc Research Fellow, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis (bio)


Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11am to 12 noon
Marker-Directed Breeding in Cannabis: Controlling Cannabinoid, Terpenoid, and Flavonoid Expression
Christopher Pauli, Research Scientist II, Front Range Biosciences (bio)
Caleb King, Director of Process Development, Front Range Biosciences (bio) Forum recording

Greta Wengert

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
Impacts on Wildlife of Cannabis Cultivation
Greta Wengert, Executive Director, Integral Ecology Research Center (bio)
Forum recording

Tran Nguyen

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
The role of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Vitamin E Acetate in E-cigarette and Vaping-related Lung Illness
Tran B. Nguyen, Assistant Prof. of Environmental Toxicology (bio)
Forum recording

Dr. Keith TaylorThursday, October 14, 2021 - 11am to 12 noon
Diversity & Equity Inclusion: Prop 64 Promises broken?
Keith Taylor, Prof. Cooperative Extension
Community Economic Development (Asst.), Dept. of Human Ecology (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

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. 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. 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

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

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

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

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. 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. 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