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CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research Announces International Conference Lineup

Release Date: April 18, 2018

Karole Campbell

Madwoman Marketing + Strategies


CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research Announces International Conference Lineup

PUEBLO – The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) at Colorado State University-Pueblo has released the program for its international, multidisciplinary cannabis research conference set for April 26-28, on the CSU-Pueblo campus.  The conference is open to the public with a registration fee of $350 per person. The registration fee at the conference will be $400.  

The 2018 conference will celebrate a myriad of research and intellectual pursuits from internationally renowned speakers and pioneering cannabis scholars. The program provides information on more than 70 scheduled presentations from 100+ state, national, and international cannabis researchers from private research organizations, prominent universities, state and national government agencies, and industry representatives.

Research work to be presented at the conference represents a diversity of disciplines from a wide variety of presenters.  Numerous presentations will address medical issues related to cannabis, including the impact of cannabis on particular diseases. Presentations also will address social, economic, legal, engineering and basic fundamental scientific issues related to cannabis. Work will be presented by academic scholars; practicing physicians and other health care workers; governmental scientists and regulators; attorneys; and engineers and technicians working for medical marijuana companies. 

The conference’s opening address will be presented by Pueblo native Audra Stinchcomb, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, on Thursday, April 26. Her research has focused on the influence of pro-drug physicochemical properties on skin flux, distribution, and metabolism.

On Saturday, April 28, Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo, a prolific researcher in pharmacology, biochemistry, and neuroscience, will present the Mechoulam Lecture. According to ICR Executive Director Rick Kreminski, along with authoring hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles and editing several books, Di Marzo is co-inventor on more than a dozen patents for the possible use of cannabinoids in the treatment of diseases such as various cancers, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, and muscular dystrophy.

To view the detailed conference schedule and register for the conference, visit the website at

Institute of Cannabis Research: The ICR was established in June 2016 through an innovative partnership between Colorado State University–Pueblo, the state of Colorado, and Pueblo County. With initial funding support from Pueblo County and the state of Colorado, the ICR is the nation’s first multi-disciplinary cannabis research center at a regional, comprehensive institution. The primary function of the Institute is the generation of knowledge that contributes to science, medicine, and society through investigation of the benefits and risks associated with cannabis. Research findings are used to translate discoveries into innovative applications that improve lives. The Institute aligns with the university’s mission as a provider of education, research, and service to the region. Research is conducted in collaboration with a variety of agencies, companies, and universities, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation.


Colorado State University-Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research, and service by providing leadership and access for its region, while maintaining its commitment to diversity.

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