SACRAMENTO -– Last Friday, the Bureau of Cannabis Control announced that it has awarded over $29 million in public university research grant funding to universities across California. $1,866,311 has been awarded to CSU Dominguez Hills to conduct research on the cannabis industry in the South Bay Los Angeles area.
“I am delighted that CSU Dominguez Hills has been awarded this critical funding for the important work they are doing,” said Senator Bradford. “Their research will assist in understanding the role that the cannabis industry plays in economic revitalization and equity in our community, informing policy decisions for years.”
Research grant funding from the Bureau of Cannabis Control was made available with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. Research proposals had to fall within one of the several specified categories, including public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry.
CSU Dominguez Hills, led by the Mervyn M. Dymally Institute, was one of thirty-four grant funding awardees. “We are honored our research proposal was accepted and funded,” said Dr. Anthony Samad, Executive Director of the Dymally Institute. “We look forward to what our research produces.”
Senator Bradford has been a champion on cannabis equity policy and has continuously advocated for funding at the state level to support these efforts. Most recently, Senator Bradford authored SB 1244 which authorized state and local law enforcement, regulatory, and prosecutorial agencies to have cannabis tested at a licensed facility and was signed into law by Governor Newsom in September