Cannabis Research

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The research use of cannabis at UC Santa Cruz must follow federal regulations and requires prior approval, which can be a lengthy process. If you are interested in conducting cannabis-related research, contact Sana Khoury Shakour ( to  initiate discussions with the relevant campus partners and UC Office of the President. The Office of Research, Office of Campus Counsel, and UCOP will review funding considerations, regulatory compliance, and use of human or animal subjects, and the UC Santa Cruz Environmental Health and Safety office will guide researchers through the controlled substance application process.


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Last modified: May 30, 2024