Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative at Stockton (CHRIS)
The Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative at Stockton (CHRIS) provides cannabis and hemp education, research, and resources for local and national markets.
Our mission is to conduct agricultural and non-medical cannabis and hemp research, leverage our scientific expertise to develop a testing laboratory and provide opportunities for community engagement and education.
CHRIS demonstrates Stockton’s commitment to cannabis education by:
- Offering quarterly hemp and cannabis industry relevant panels
- Hosting an annual Cannabis Curriculum Convening to bring together a myriad of cannabis educators from other educational institutions
- Housing helpful cannabis education artifacts, articles, and links to reliable sources on our website
- Arranging educational seminars and interactive events in our fields and greenhouses
- Partnering with like minded businesses and organizations to conduct research projects, to educate the public, and train the post prison population to work in the hemp or cannabis industries
- Collaborating with our Continuing Education Department to continue to develop and update cutting-edge cannabis curriculum leading to a Stockton University Cannabis Certification
As one of the first universities to offer a Minor in Cannabis Studies, CHRIS further cements our commitment to the development of an educated, motivated, diverse, equity-based cannabis and hemp workforce.
Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative Quarterly Education Panels
June 1st, 2022
12 pm - 1pm via zoom
Topic: Real Estate and Compliance; Start Right and Stay on the Right Track With Your Cannabis Business
September 1st, 2022
12 pm - 1pm via zoom
Topic: Analysis of Updated New Jersey Cannabis Rules and Regulations
(expected rules and regulations update anticipated on or around August 19th, 2022)
December 1st, 2022
12 pm – 1pm via zoom
Topic: The Status of Cannabis and Hemp Research in New Jersey
More information with details about the panels is coming soon!
Minor in Cannabis Studies to build a foundation for participating in and understanding the cannabis industry.
Professional Development courses and Certificates in Cannabis Studies provide targeted workforce training. In addition, we now offer a Social Justice and Cannabis class.