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Task Force: Researching the Medical and Public Health Properties of Cannabis

Senate Bill 844, passed in 2015, created a task force to research the medical and public health properties of Cannabis.

SB 844 Task Force Report: Researching the medical and public health properties of Cannabis

FAQ: Oregon Health Authority's role in research related to medical marijuana 


About the Task Force

The task force included 15 members, appointment by the Governor. It was charged with studying and publishing a report on the development of a medical Cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products that meet individual patient needs.

Members Expertise / Representing
​Christopher Conrady Oncology
​Chris Edwards ​Oregon State Senate
​Peter Gendron ​Marijuana Grow Site
​Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH ​Oregon Health Authority
​Robert Hitzemann, PhD ​Oregon Health and Science University
​Mowgli Holmes, PhD Agricultural Research
​Jane Ishmael, PhD ​Oregon University System
​Shannon O'Fallon, JD ​Department of Justice
​Jeremy Riggle, PhD ​THC and CBD Measurement
​Colin Roberts, MD ​Neurology
​David Russo, DO, MPH ​Palliative Care
​William Schuette ​Oregon Liquor Control Commission
​Anthony Smith, PhD ​Microbiology
​Daniel Sudakin, MD, MPH ​Substance Abuse Treatment
​Carl Wilson ​Oregon House of Representatives

 

Meeting​ Details ​Areas of Statute to be addressed​ ​Materials
  
December 15, 2015

Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1A
Portland, OR 97232
4:00 to 7:00 pm

  • Identify and assess the validity of research related to the medical properties of Cannabis that have been conducted in other countries and in other states and territories of the United States
  • Assess the potential for this state to collaborate with other states that have legalized the medical or recreational use of Cannabis for purposes related to researching the medical properties of Cannabis
  • Identify key research areas related to the medical properties of Cannabis
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January 8, 2016
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1A
Portland, OR 97232
3:00 to 6:00 pm
[Map]
  • Identify legal barriers to the establishment of laboratories that research the medical properties of Cannabis, including barriers related to the possession, delivery and manufacture of marijuana
  • Identify legal barriers to the use of institutional review boards in approving, monitoring and reviewing research involving the medical properties of Cannabis


Agenda
All meeting materials

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January 26, 2016
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Oregon State University
2631 SW Campus Way
Hallie Ford Center, Room 115
Corvallis, OR 97331
[Campus Map]
  • Propose solutions to structuring and funding research that involves the medical properties of Cannabis, including solutions that involve state programs and moneys and solutions that involve investment by private business and business sectors
  • Assess the potential of locating a Cannabis grow site for research purposes in this state and, if appropriate, setting forth a plan for the establishment of a cannabis grow site for research purposes in this state
  • Review draft report