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UC Davis Professor Once Again in Annual Cannabis Scientist Power List

March 01, 2021

For the second year in a row, UC Davis Professor of Chemistry Don Land has been recognized as a top influencer in cannabis analysis on the Power List published by The Cannabis Scientist, a cannabis industry publication.  

The Power List is a celebration of cannabis scientists in the areas of cultivation, processing, testing and medicine, and this year is comprised of the five top scientists in five areas:

Counties With More Cannabis Dispensaries Show Reduced Opioid Deaths

February 01, 2021

A UC Davis study has found that counties with cannabis dispensaries experienced lower mortality rates for opioid use, which suggests alternative pain management could improve health outcomes. Click here for the full story by Karen Nikos-Rose on the UC Davis News website. 

UC Davis submits 19 proposals to the BCC RFP

October 26, 2020

Despite a tight turnaround time of only 32 days from initial announcement to submission deadline, and restrictions in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control RFP that disallowed several areas of UC Davis research strength, such as hemp cultivation, UC Davis researchers submitted a whopping 19 proposals in response to the call.

UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums

September 24, 2020

Hosted by the Cannabis and Hemp Research Center, the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Forums are a monthly series of webinars and (post COVID-19) seminars intended to 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 also to provide an opportunity for guest external researchers to share their expertise.

State of California Offers Prop 64 Research Funding to Public Universities

September 23, 2020

The Bureau of Cannabis Control announced on September 17, 2020 a Request for Proposals (RFP) for university research grants for public universities in California. The Bureau has $30 million to be disbursed for research projects related to the implementation and effect of Proposition 64.

The Return of Hemp Research

August 18, 2020

This August 17, 2020 article in Organic Farmer, subtitled "Western Universities Rekindle Land-Grant Research Programs for Hemp," describes hemp research at both UC Davis and Oregon State University. 

RICH Awardee Showcase

July 29, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12, the Research Investments in Cannabis and Hemp (RICH) funding competition awardees shared their research projects via Zoom webinar. A video of the event is available at this link:

Research Investments in Cannabis and Hemp Awarded

July 22, 2020

Five researchers at the University of California, Davis, are receiving investment grants from the campus to advance research and innovation focused on cannabis and hemp. The recipients of the grants are exploring various applications and insights related to breeding, human health, toxicology and economic development.

UC Davis Professor of Emergency Medicine Publishes Review on Cannabinoid Use

June 29, 2020

Professor John R. Richards, MD, in the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine has published a review of the pharmacodynamics and molecular mechanisms behind cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid-induced acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmias in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics titled "Mechanisms for the Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Arrhythmia Associated With Phytogenic and Synthetic Cannabinoid Use." 

Company of UC Davis affiliate wins award

April 27, 2020

Haplotech Inc., a Canadian company founded by Dr. Rale Gjuric, current Director of Education in the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center and primary manager and instructor in the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy program, has won NRGene’s Cannabis QuickGENETICS™ Contest. Haplotech was selected after presenting an innovative project that will adopt advanced genomic tools in their breeding program.

Study published on association of cannabis use and cardiac dysrhythmias

April 10, 2020

UC Davis Professor of Emergency Medicine John R. Richards and his team recently published a paper that analyzes pertinent medical literature on the association between cannabis use and cardiac dysrhythmia. Cannabis use results in elevation of heart rate and blood pressure immediately after use, primarily due to sympathetic nervous system stimulation and parasympathetic nervous system inhibition. These effects may precipitate cardiac dysrhythmia.

UC Davis Professor Tops Cannabis Scientist Power List 2020

February 28, 2020

The Cannabis Scientist, a cannabis industry publication, has announced the release of its inaugural Power List, which recognizes twenty of the most influential scientists in two key areas – cannabis analysis and cannabis R&D. UC Davis Professor of Chemistry Don Land tops the cannabis analysis list.