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ICR Governing Board

Governor Polis Announced Board and Commission Appointments

The Board is created through HB19-1311 and housed within Colorado State University, Pueblo. The role and mission of the institute is to conduct or fund research related to cannabis and publicly disseminate the results of the research. The Governing Board is tasked with overseeing the institute and approving its annual budget. The governing board shall advise any Colorado institution of higher education that is developing cannabis related curriculum and provides input to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education before it approves any cannabis related degrees or certifications. 

For terms expiring September 5, 2021:

  • Maureen Leehey of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a scientist from a relevant field, appointed;
  • Malik Muhammad Hasan of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a member associated with cannabis-related industries, appointed;
  • Sherard Marshon Rogers of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member associated with cannabis-related industries, appointed;

For terms expiring September 5, 2023:

  • Salvatore Pace of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a member associated with cannabis-related industries, appointed;
  • John Desmond Lord of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a member associated with cannabis-related industries, appointed;
  • L. Cinnamon Bidwell of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a scientist from a relevant field and as Chair, appointed;
  • Suzanne A. Sisley of Scottsdale, Arizona, to serve as a scientist from a relevant field, appointed.

Designated members:

  • The Chancellor of the Colorado State University System or their Designee: Dr. Timothy Mottet, President of Colorado State University-Pueblo;
  • The Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education or their designee: Mr. Scott McWhorter, CEO Rocky Mountain Extraction Services;
  • The President of the University of Colorado or their designee: Dr. Jon Reuter, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Integrity & Compliance University of Colorado Boulder;
  • The Executive Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment or their designee: Ms. Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, Legislative Liaison Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Future Governing Board Meeting 

Date: Friday, May 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual 
Contact ICR@csupueblo.edu to RSVP. 
The meeting agenda will be uploaded in early May. 
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