UNLV Launches Nevada’s First Cannabis Policy Institute

“I am excited to work with the president, provost, and our CPI partners to advance cannabis policy discussions, education, compliance, and research implications as the impacts of cannabis legalization continue to unfold and take shape,” said Durrett, who joined the university as the institute’s director in August 2023.

In addition to Durrett, CPI at UNLV advisory board members include Chris Heavey (executive vice president and provost), Dr. Marc J. Kahn (dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine), Robert Ulmer (dean of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs), David Hatchett (interim vice president for research), Leah Chan Grinvald (dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law), Andrew Woods (director of the Center for Business and Economic Research), Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, and cannabis cultivation business owner and operator Judah Zakalik.”

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