(CMR) The Interdisciplinary Centre for Cannabis Research (ICCR) launched a website, just in time for 420 day.
420 day, pronounced four-twenty, is a cannabis culture slang for marijuana consumption and refers specifically to the cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place annually on April 20.
The website, which connects cannabis advocates across the region, is the site of evidence-based research about the cannabis plant.
The ICCR’s Research Assistant, Vicki J. Hanson said that the launch of the website was deliberately staged to coincide with 420 day and aims to connect advocates with cannabis research, in the field as well as provide updates about regional cannabis policies.
“The Caribbean region is poised to be a fertile ground for cannabis research, and as such the launch of website based ICCR in the region, on this historic day, April 20, 2020, provides the opportunity to lead the world in new evidenced-based research on cannabis in a wide array of subject matters,” said Hanson.
“The ICCR uses the interdisciplinary approach to cannabis research- and this approach is critical at this juncture as the world evolves from a strict prohibitionism to various other regulatory framework that impacts all areas of development in regions around the world,” added Hanson
The ICCR’s Team used the occasion to encourage users to share articles, activities, events and other cannabis-related matters with the organization.
The ICCR serves as a centre of research excellence, a hub for a range of institutions within the region and a nexus of academic disciplines pertinent to research into cannabis and related market shifts.
The ICCR was established from a grant received from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) under a partnership with the Department of Government, UWI (Mona) and the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) based at Swansea University.