Cannabis & Hemp Research
The Controlled Substances Act criminalizes the possession, growing and use of Cannabis sativa without registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a schedule 1 controlled substance. Until the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), high THC cannabis and low THC cannabis aka hemp were both classified as a schedule 1 drug “marijuana.” While the Farm Bill did remove hemp, which is cannabis having a THC level no higher than 0.3%, from Schedule 1, hemp continues to be subject to signification controls and restrictions.
The purpose of this website is to provide guidance and direction with respect to cannabis and hemp to CSU administrators, researchers, and employees, as well as communication to the greater (public) community by providing FAQs and Resources. Questions about this topic can be directed to Linda Schutjer, Senior Legal Counsel, (970) 491‐6270