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The Institute for Research on Cannabinoids (IROC)

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THE STORY:

IROC's mission is to advance the scientific understanding of cannabinoids and their impact on psychological and physical health. With this knowledge, we will harness advances in dissemination and implementation science to inform health care, including patient and practitioner education.

Funding: The Institute for Research on Cannabinoids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that prides itself in a transparent, unbiased, empirical approach to cannabinoid science. Our funding sources include individual donors, community businesses, other foundations, state and federal grants, and social impact bonds.

Research Priorities: Through intramural research and a competitive grants program, our goal is to support projects ranging from plant science and psychopharmacology to clinical and health services research and epidemiology. Research priorities vary according to identified gaps in the literature and clinical need. We are currently focusing on studies of the impact of cannabinoids on (1) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), (2) sleep, (3) chronic pain, (4) epilepsy, and (5) concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), among particularly vulnerable populations such as military veterans and athletes who compete in contact sports.

Partnerships: Meaningful and timely advances in science rely on strong collaborative partnerships, which is why the Institute for Research on Cannabinoids is proud to partner with The Realm of Caring Foundation (https://www.theroc.us/) and the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (http://icci.science/en/). These partnerships align directly with our mission of advancing patient and provider education, and learning from and impacting health care across the globe.

You will notice that this fundraiser is listed as benefiting the Realm of Caring Foundation. IROC is affiliated with the RoC not only through a shared mission of advancing cannabinoid education and impacting health care, but through a fiscal sponsorship which will allow for tax exemption of funds raised for the IROC project. As IROC is able to grow and expand its research initiatives, it will become its own stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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