Rick Kreminski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Colorado State University-Pueblo, is excited about the future of cannabis research at the college.
The university recently received a grant from the State of Colorado in the amount of $900,000, after a bill was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper June 6. The Pueblo County Board of Commissioners awarded an additional $270,000 in marijuana excise tax revenue to the university.
According to an agreement between CSU-Pueblo and the Pueblo County Commissioner, Sal Pace, $50,000 of the $270,000 will be allocated for socio-economic impact studies, while the remaining funds will be applied towards medical marijuana research.
The following is an edited interview with Kreminski about the latest marijuana research initiative at CSU-Pueblo.
What are the goals for marijuana research at CSU-Pueblo?