California's Humboldt State launches interdisciplinary marijuana research institute
- California's Humboldt State University has formed an Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, which plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and examine marijuana through the lens of multiple fields, including economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.
- Originally discussed when marijuana legalization was on California ballots in 2010, the votes this month to legalize pot in Colorado and Washington gave the institute's existence further validation, and its 11 faculty members are focusing their research on topics ranging from those recent campaigns to the environmental effects of pot cultivation.
- The institute plans to host seven public talks in the next year, beginning with politics professor Jason Plume's lecture on the marijuana reform movement Tuesday night.
From the article:
ARCATA, Calif. (AP) — A public university located in one of California's prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana. The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology. ...
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