CSU-Pueblo - Institute of Cannabis Research - governing board - host institution relocation. The act creates the institute of cannabis research (institute) at Colorado state university - Pueblo. The role and mission of the institute is to conduct or fund research related to cannabis and publicly disseminate the results of the research. The act creates the institute of cannabis research governing board (governing board) to oversee the institute and approve its annual budget. The governing board shall advise any Colorado institution of higher education that is developing cannabis-related curriculum and provides input to the Colorado commission on higher education before it approves any cannabis-related degrees or certification. The governing board consists of:
- The chancellor of the Colorado state university system or his or her designee;
- The executive director of the Colorado commission on higher education or his or her designee;
- The president of the University of Colorado or his or her designee;
- The executive director of the department of public health and environment or his or her designee;
- The following seven members appointed by the governor, with the consent of the senate:
- Three scientists from relevant fields who have been employed at appropriate research-oriented institutions or entities who support the mission of the institute; and
- Four members associated with cannabis-related industries within Colorado.
The institute has a director that is an employee of the host institution. The director manages the institute's budget and employees, oversees the research-funding process, delivers an annual symposium, and produces an annual report. The act creates a process to relocate the institute if Colorado state university - Pueblo wants to stop hosting the institute or if the governing board believes that the institute should be relocated.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)