Our community currently conducts research in four mutually-supporting areas: Cannabis plant genomics and chemical analyses, biomedical pre-clinical and clinical research, risk reduction, and information science. In the past year, the CU Boulder research community has received almost $15 million in federal (NIH) and Colorado state funding for groundbreaking research in these areas, and there are an additional $12 million in grants currently under review. 

The State of Colorado continues to lead the world in Cannabis policy by using some of its approximately $200 million in annual tax revenues to fund scientific research on the health effects of Cannabis. Last year, 6 of the 7 marijuana research awards made by the state went to researchers in the University of Colorado system.