Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR)

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Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) is an organization located at Humboldt State University whose focus is to analyse and research marijuana issues in Humboldt County, California. HIIMR was officially established as a marijuana research institute in 2012, during a time of evolving laws and perceptions of marijuana. HIIMR is intended to be a statewide center of policy and research on marijuana, providing information and expertise for policy makers, health care and medical professionals, business and the media. The institute emphasizes "analysis, not advocacy," stating that they take no stance on legalization or decriminalization of Marijuana.[1] No classes or training are offered at HIIMR. The institute's mission is to share information, contribute research to public policy debated and to help broaden community and national understanding.[2]




Graduate theses


Current research[edit]

  • Eschker, Erick. "Monthly Measure of Marijuana Production"
  • Eschker, Erick and Joshua Meisel. "Determinants of College Student Marijuana Production"
  • Gold, Gregg J. and S.L. Lee. "How Pre-College Perceptions of Alcohol and Marijuana Use Affect Actual College Use".
  • Plume, Jason (2012). Cultivating Reform: Nixon's Illicit Substance Control Legacy, Medical Marijuana Social Movement Organizations and Venue Shopping. PhD dissertation, Syracuse University.
  • Plume, Jason. "The Reagan and Bush Drug Years: Path Dependency of the War on Drugs 1981-1993."
  • Plume, Jason. "Looking Away toward Reform: Multiple Coalitions of Medical Marijuana Social Movement Organizations in State Policy Making Institutions." Western Political Science Association presentation March 2013.
  • Silvaggio, Anthony. "The Environmental and Human Health Impacts of the Marijuana Industrial Complex."
  • Silvaggio, Anthony. "Killer buds: Illegal pesticide use and environmental crimes of the marijuana industry in northern California."
  • Silvaggio, Anthony. "Environmental Challenges of Marijuana Agriculture in the Age of Prohibition."

Speaker series[edit]

Date Speaker Topic Flyer
Oct. 2011 Evan Mills The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production
Oct. 8, 2012 Dr. Dominic Corva Requiem for a CAMP: Post-Mortem for a Drug War Institution" flyer
Oct. 29, 2012 Mourad W. Gabriel Silent Forests: How are Toxicants Associated with Marijuana Cultivation Impacting Wildlife on

our Public and Tribal Lands? ||

Nov. 27, 2012 Dr. Jason Plume Of Green Institutions and Incremental Policies: Marijuana Regulatory Reform flyer
Jan. 29, 2013 Dr. Monica Stephens Data Shadows of the Underground Economy flyer
Feb. 26, 2013 Jennifer Budwig The Potential Economic Impact to Humboldt County if Marijuana is Legalized" flyer
Mar. 25, 2013 Dr. Craig Reinarman Developments in Dutch Drug Policy: Is the Netherlands Moving Toward US-Style Cannabis

Prohibition?" || flyer ||

Apr. 30, 2013 Dr. Amanda Reiman Dispensary-Based Research: An Untapped Source



  1. ^ "Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research". Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  3. ^ "Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-03-31.