WSU Researchers Want More

PULLMAN – The WSU Office of Research presented their recent studies on cannabis growth in agricultural, public health and economic uses to the WSU Retiree Association.

“I firmly believe things I’ve read and heard over the last several years about helping people in excruciating pain or seizures and that’s what made me approve the legalization of marijuana but I’m not very happy about how fast it’s moved in to the market place,” said Beverly Poole, WSU Retiree Association member.

Researchers said they can only get their examination products from just one source in the nation- the University of Mississippi.

Since 1968, the federal government funds the university to grow marijuana and create CBD and THC oils to distribute to all other research groups in the U.S.

“We are trying to do a good thing when we do the research- we’re not selling it, we’re not an economic engine, we’re not public entity- we are trying to do a public good by providing research results associated with all of this work related to cannabis,” said Dan Norquist, the WSU Office of Research Support and Operations vice president.

With full legalization of marijuana in ten states including California, Oregon and Alaska plus four recreational marijuana stores just in the city of Pullman, WSU researchers want the funding to be able to get more of a local perspective.

SOT: “Having them do these various studies where they are looking into how it affects people’s cognition while driving, local plant life and water sources, I think having all of that is wildly important for my industry to continue” Said Ashley Overholt, KUSH 21 manager.

The WSU Research Office of 80 faculty and staff members plan to apply for an official facility center later this year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The video was aired on a previous broadcast.

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