Frequently Asked Questions

Marijuana Research

Yes, but such research must be performed only after obtaining  a DEA Schedule 1 registration of a controlled substance.

No, unless such transfer occurs to another Schedule 1 holder, and is otherwise permissible under state and federal rules.

Individual PIs may register with the DEA for a Schedule 1 controlled substance by following the CSU procedures established through Environmental Health Services found online at   http://www.ehs.colostate.edu/WControlledSub/Home.aspx (see Chris Giglio for assistance).

According to reports from CU and other institutions, the approval process is a lengthy process, sometimes requiring six to 12 months in total. CSU researchers interested in perform marijuana research should apply as soon as possible for a schedule 1 due to this time delay in approval. Grants awarded for marijuana research will be declined if the Schedule 1 is not in place at time of award.

Yes, research or analysis on data, including economic analyses, human and animal clinical trials, and literature searches are allowable without a Schedule 1 where marijuana does not come into the possession of the researcher.

Yes, provided that all schedule 1 rules and protocols are followed for those materials handled in such lab categorized as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

No, CSU cannot accept funds from the marijuana industry.