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  • COVID-19 Update: Campus open to public Monday through Friday, 9AM-12PM and 2PM-5PM.


    As of July 6, campus services are available in person and in remote format. Visitors must follow the signs to health screening upon arrival.

Mission and Objectives


The Institute of Cannabis Research generates new knowledge and understanding of cannabis and its derivatives through research and education.


Translating research discoveries into innovative applications that improve lives and contribute to science, medicine, and society.


  • Conducting unbiased research across multiple disciplines
  • Promoting the responsible development of cannabis and its derivatives
  • Advancing understanding of scientific, legal, and socioeconomic impacts
  • Addressing public policy issues through public and private sector collaboration

Ethically and Socially Responsible Activities

The Institute promotes the sound ethical, legal, and socially responsible utilization of cannabis by providing medical research, genetic development, analytical testing services, guidance for public policy-making, conceptualization and planning of new sustainable business, and assistance with advertising and marketing strategies which will accurately inform the public and private sectors. The Institute complies with Colorado and federal laws in its work with cannabis and components thereof. Ongoing activities include:

  • Hosting annually an international, mutli-disciplinary cannabis research conference
  • Publishing the peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary Journal of Cannabis Research
  • Continuing partnerships to expand on and offer research possibilities and further develop ICR programming
  • Developing a quality research and programming infrastructure that strives for local, state, national, and international impact
  • Enhancing laboratories, technology, and equipment to ensure continuation of research and logistical support
  • Ensuring the future success of the Institute through diverse and sustainable funding sources
Shot of three students in online, in person, and hybrid learning formats.

Get Ready for Fall 2020

Cross-campus plans have been developed that allow for in-person, hybrid, and online class experiences that will help you to tailor your schedule in a flexible way that meets your personal needs.

Institute of Cannabis Research

Faculty and Staff

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