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SCIENCE: CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research seeks papers for first annual conference

Pueblo, Colorado — On June 6, 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed Senate Bill 16-191 which created an Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) at CSU-Pueblo, wherein cannabis experts will bring their expertise to the academic forefront.

The ICR at CSU-Pueblo will hold its first annual conference: ICR 2017 at CSU-Pueblo on April 28-30, 2017. The conference will be a three-day forum where cannabis experts will share ideas and knowledge about scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic, and social elements of cannabis.

The ICR at CSU-Pueblo invites submissions of 250 word abstracts for oral or poster presentations, proposals to lead a discussion panel, or academic papers. Categories include the following aspects of cannabis:

  • Industrial and engineering studies
  • Scientific and medical studies
  • Economic and business aspects
  • Social, behavioral, and public health impacts
  • Ethics, regulation, legalization, and public policy
  • Other relevant research topics

The deadline for abstract submission is November 15, 2016. All submissions will undergo a peer-reviewed selection process.

Awards will be given for the best faculty and student presentations.

Abstract Submission site:

Registration Information:

ICR 2017 Conference Website:

Tim McGettigan, PhD
Professor of Sociology


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