WSU provided a briefing on its marijuana research activities to the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports committee yesterday afternoon.

Nick Lovrich, Regents Professor Emeritus and chair of an internal WSU committee overseeing university cannabis research efforts, highlighted five WSU research projects including tests on cannabis as a substitute for opioid medications and the psychological effects of long term use.

Lovrich also explains the difficulties of acquiring research marijuana at the federal level and the impact this research has on the state of Washington, particularly with regards to law enforcement policies and practices.

Video of WSU’s testimony can be viewed below.