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The UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a strategic initiative out of the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. As one of the first university programs focused on the multidisciplinary study of cannabis,  we aim to bring together experts from diverse fields to advance the understanding the plant’s impact on body, brain, and society.

Despite unprecedented access, nearly a century of research restrictions and funding barriers have contributed to a lack of scientific knowledge about cannabis and hemp, particularly in regards to the therapeutic potential and the industrial applications.

Our mission is to address the most pressing questions related to the impact of cannabis legalization through rigorous scientific study and discourse across disciplines.