University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is launching the state’s first Cannabis Policy Institute (CPI), led by industry expert Riana Durrett. The idea behind the new marijuana policy-focused institute is to promote and expand public policy research.

“There are so many unanswered questions related to cannabis legalization here in Nevada and nationwide, and we believe UNLV – with its vast network of faculty experts and partners – is well-positioned to become a national leader in public policy research and development,” stated UNLV president Keith E. Whitfield.

Durrett is a well-known figure in Nevada cannabis law and policy. She serves as vice chair on the state’s Cannabis Compliance Board, teaches cannabis law at William S. Boyd School of …

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