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Cannabis NewsHub: Research Edition
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Geography: Global
News and information for cannabis, hemp, and marijuana.  Created specifically for industry professionals, it delivers current and retrospective coverage of the topics that drive innovation, change and growth in the space.  Content comes from over 13,000 global, regional, national and local publications, including more than 60 industry-specific sources. 


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Geography: US

Market research reports that address prominent brands, trends, and customer decisions, and give strategic recommendations for companies to improve their position in a market.  The UCI Libraries subscribe to a premium Cannabis module.

  • Home > Filter by: Category > Cannabis


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Geography: US

Industry research reports of 30-40 pages on over 700 U.S. industries. Includes several specialty reports on emerging cannabis-related industries.  


POLITICO Pro: Cannabis
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Geography: US

A news and policy intelligence website.  The Cannabis section helps readers navigate the constant changes in the cannabis industry.  


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Geography: US & Global

Especially useful for finding up-and-coming companies in emerging industries.  Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. 

  • Users must create an account with their UCI email address. Download limits apply.
  • A search for cannabis returns hundreds of cannabis company profiles, as well as some industry reports.  


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This link searches the UCI Libraries for eBooks on the subject: Marijuana Industry.  


Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
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Peer-reviewed journal that publishes a broad range of human and animal studies; clinical studies; behavioral, social, and epidemiological issues; and ethical, legal, and regulatory controversies.


UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis
A multi-disciplinary research center whose mission is to address the medical, legal and cultural challenges posed by cannabis legalization.



There are many professional cannabis associations, such as these: 

You can find them by pasting this into a search engine: 

  • cannabis association  

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