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Scientific Research Advisory Board

The Science Research Advisory Board is created to enhance the ICR scientific research effectiveness, timeliness, and suggest important research directions. Cannabis scientific research represents a dynamic and changing landscape and the SRAB is intended to assist the ICR in identifying and maintaining activities at the cutting edge of cannabis research.

Board members provide regular input to the ICR Director on the direction of cannabis scientific research and possible research areas warranting attention by the ICR. The SRAB does not operate independently of the ICR and ICR Director but serves as an advisory body. The SRAB will provide input in the following areas as well as other areas:

  • Advise the ICR on high impact scientific research topics at the forefront of cannabis research.
  • Advise the ICR on potential funding streams, from private, state, and federal sources, to support cannabis scientific research broadly defined.
  • Advise the ICR on topics for sessions or panels at upcoming ICR Conferences to maintain the greatest benefit to the cannabis research community.
  • Advise the ICR on potential high impact collaborations with academic, private, state, and federal entities to enhance the scope of scientific research/products supported by the ICR.
  • Advise the ICR on strategies to maximize the impact and elevate the profile of the Journal of Cannabis Research and other publications.
  • Advise on other areas or topics as prompted from the ICR


  • Robert Sievers, Ph.D (CU Boulder Chemistry and Biochemistry and Environmental Studies Program)
  • Joseph DiVerdi, Ph.D. (CSU-Fort Collins, Associate Professor of Chemistry)
  • Jeff P. Smith, Ph.D. (CSU-Pueblo, Associate Professor of Biology; ICR Supported Researcher)
  • Joanna Zeiger, Ph.D. (Founder, Canna Research Group)
  • Alisha Holloway, Ph.D (VP Research & Data Science at Phylos)
  • Kyle Hill (Co-founder of Scientific Partnership to Educate, Advocate, and Research)
  • SangHyuck Park, Ph.D. (ICR Senior Scientist / Research Liaison)

The SRAB members meet quarterly on the Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus and remotely via Zoom. For more information about the SRAB, please contact Dr. Sang Park via email at

Meeting Minutes

Meeting on January 28, 2020  

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Student wearing face mask

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