UC Berkeley to highlight cannabis research

cannabis research at uc berkeley

Cannabis’ resurgence in academic circles continues at UC Berkeley where the top-rated school’s Botanical Garden announced Thursday a series of lectures for February covering the plant’s ethnobotany, medical uses, neurological impacts, and the genome itself.

The month-long Science of Cannabis Symposium runs through February and each week features a national expert speaking to a mainstream audience and taking questions.

“While the lines between the scientific and social issues surrounding cannabis can be porous, the focus on this symposium will be to disseminate knowledge based upon scientific research,” the Botanical Garden states.

Here are highlights from the schedule:

Feb. 8: The genetics of cannabis breeds. Speaker: Mowgli Holmes, DEO of major cannabis lab Phylos Bioscience.

Feb. 22: How humans have cultivated cannabis for millennia. Speaker: Thomas J. Carlson, a professor of Integrative Biology and Curator of Ethnobotany in the Jepson and University Herbaria at Cal.

March 1: Cannabis as medicine. Speaker: Dr. Donald I. Abrams, chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF.

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Cannabis Symposium costs $40 per lecture or $150 for the whole series.

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