UC Davis partners with DEA-approved firm to do cannabis research

Researchers at UC Davis have partnered with a federally compliant pharmaceutical company to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for the benefit of law enforcement, health care providers and scientific professionals.

The agreement with Biopharmaceutical Research Company, which is registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is among the first of its kind. UCD and BRC researchers will analyze legally acquired cannabis materials in BRC’s labs to understand the chemical composition of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, cannabidiol or CBD, and other cannabinoids.

There will be no cannabis on the Davis campus or any UCD-owned or leased property as part of this research.

“While cannabis is already available for medicinal and recreational use in a majority of states, cannabis research has long struggled to keep pace with the law,” said Gail Taylor, professor and chairman of the Department of Plant Sciences at Davis. “We expect this partnership to bring more scientific understanding of

... read more at: https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2019/08/13/uc-davis-partners-with-dea-approved-firm-to-do-cannabis-research/

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