This $2.7 million grant from the Department of Cannabis Control wove together different threads of work already being done by and through our horizontally organized research team, in response to a research priority articulated in the Fall 2022 DCC Request for Proposals. Read more about the full project at the official website: Legacy Cannabis Genetics: People and their Plants, a Community-Driven Study.

The CSL primarily supports Dr. Corva’s grant project scope, an ethnographic study about cannabis breeding and cultivation communities in California and around the world since the 1970s, with an emphasis on how they were impacted by cannabis criminalization and the war on drugs.

This work continues Corva’s prior research on the political economy of the drug war; the cultural economy of cannabis cultivation; the study of legalization with, not after prohibition; and extensive applied research on nine California jurisdiction equity assessments between 2018 and 2022.