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The Realities of Research




6:30 PM



Happy New Year Cannabis Professionals!

One of the most common things we hear in the cannabis and hemp industries is that we need more research! Due to decades of prohibition, clinical research on cannabis species has been stunted resulting in a lack of good research. This month I am thrilled to have Dr. Monika Fleshner presenting on the Realities of Research in the cannabis industry. She will be speaking on her experience doing cannabis research, and what clinical trials on cannabis look like from a university perspective.


Monika Fleshner, PhD is a professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, a member of the Center for Neuroscience, the director of the Stress Physiology laboratory at CU Boulder, and the winner of the international 2019 Norman Cousins Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society and the national 2016 Guyton Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology. 


She teaches undergraduate and graduate immunology and has trained ~50 MS/PhD/Postdoctoral students. Her integrative research program focuses on understanding 1) the impact of acute and chronic stressor exposure (mental and physical) on behavior, neural, hormonal and immunological function; 2) how such systems interact to affect the whole organism; and 3) the mechanisms of increased stress robustness (resistance/resilience) produced by exercise, prebiotics and cannabis constituents.

To learn more about Dr. Fleshner and her work you can check out the CU Boulder Experts page: https://experts.colorado.edu/display/fisid_103304#research

Tentative Schedule:
6:30-7:00: Arrival and Networking
7:00- 7:15: Welcome and Announcements
7:15-7:45: Dr. Fleshner's Presentation
7:45-8:00: Q & A
8:00-8:30: Individual Introductions
8:30-9:00: Open Networking

Once again, we will be at the Boulder Riverside (http://www.boulderriverside.com/) at 6:30pm. There is No Cannabis consumption allowed at this event, so please respect our lovely venue.

This meetup is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone you think might be curious about the Cannabis industry, learn something, or otherwise benefit from this meetup or topic!

Parking is available and free after 7pm in the small lot on the North West corner of Arapahoe and Broadway next to Mustard's Last Stand. Additional parking can be found in the Boulder Public Library parking lot a couple blocks west on Arapahoe past Broadway.

Thank you everyone and I hope you have an excellent month!



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7:45 PM

Q & A

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8:30 PM


The Boulder Cannabis Industry Meetup is an educational and free event for individuals that are currently in the medical or recreational Cannabis industry, those looking to get their own Cannabis business started, and anyone curious about the Cannabis industry. 


We meet the last Wednesday of each month and feature a 15-20 minute presentation from an expert in the industry followed by efficient networking within our community. This group provides professionals within this rapidly growing industry the opportunity to learn something, network with each other, and discover the support and enthusiasm we can all appreciate as entrepreneurs and Cannabis specialists.