WSU is aiming to be “the nexus for cannabis scholarship, policy, outreach and community engagement in Washington State” reported Michael McDonnell during Thursday’s work session on Marijuana-Related Research in the House Commerce & Gaming Committee.

McDonnell, Associate Professor at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and Chair of the Collaborative for Cannabis Policy, Research & Outreach (CCPRO) gave an overview on WSU’s progress in cannabis research, including where the university is receiving its funding and how it’s been applied. McDonnell also spoke to the opportunities and challenges associated with research around a substance still federally illegal and how the university is using innovative collaborations with industry partners to support cannabis studies.

You can view McDonnell’s full presentation below: