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Our research focuses on these areas:
How much does outdoor cultivation damage animals and watersheds on park
and tribal forest lands? How much water and energy do outdoor and
indoor grow sites use? What are best environmental practices for
Commercial and Industrial Interests
What will be the price of marijuana if it were fully legal? How much
will people pay for different levels of THC and cannabinoids? Will
marijuana be produced on large or small farms? How will
regulation evolve in different states and cities and how will future
regulation affect the industry? What percent of marijuana will be
produced outdoors and indoors? How will new technology be
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
How many dispensaries exist currently and what are their
sales? Is the
marijuana sold in dispensaries contaminated with chemicals? What is the
medical evidence on cannabis and what benefits do patients perceive?
What might a medical or dietary supplement industry look like in the
future and how may it be regulated? How do different cannabis strains
differ in their THC and cannabinoid content?
Regulation and Taxation
How many people currently work in the marijuana industry and how much
is sold? How much revenues can states and cities expect to raise? How
should the production and consumption of marijuana be regulated?
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decriminalization. Your contribution will not be used for advocacy. It
will be used for research, analysis and dissemination.
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