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Bureau of Cannabis Control Accepting Public University Research Grant Applications

Sep 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today a Request for Proposals (RFP) for university research grants for public universities in California. The Bureau has $30 million to be disbursed for research projects related to the implementation and effect of Proposition 64.

Research proposals must fall within one of the several specified categories, including public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry. A detailed description of the list of research subjects for grant funding can be found in Revenue and Taxation Code section 34019.

“The Bureau is excited to open the application process for public university research grant funding,” Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax said. “This funding and the research it will support is an important step in evaluating our legal cannabis system and its impacts.”

Grant funds are available to public universities in California, and applicants may be awarded up to $2 million for any specific proposal.

Questions related to this RFP must be submitted to the Bureau in writing no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2020, at

All applications must be completed and submitted electronically through an online portal which can be accessed here – All applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified on November 6, 2020.

Additional information may be found on the Bureau’s website at