Marijuana

The University of Oregon's experts in marijuana can speak to the developing industry of legalized "pot," including new business ventures, accounting and finance, and effective regulation. To reach any of these experts for interview or more, please contact experts@uoregon.edu | 541-515-5155.

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Christopher Chávez is an expert in media studies and how it relates to popular culture, advertising and issues of race and ethnicity. He is especially well-versed in representation of marginalized populations, including the lack of Latinos in music, television and film and about LGBTQ-targeted advertising.

Ben Hansen, University of Oregon Department of Economics

Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics

Ben Hansen is an expert in risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, and policies to reduce risk. His research has explored policies related to marijuana, school bullying, DUIs, and law enforcement, and he is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Michele Henney, Department of Accounting

Michele Henney is an expert in accounting, especially for new industries like legalized marijuana. She knows the tax and accounting issues surrounding marijuana and its support industries, including the ethical challenges facing CPAs offering services to those industries.

Nathan Lillegard, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Nathan Lillegard is an expert in entrepreneurship, particularly innovative and scientific business start-ups and investment. The University of Oregon fosters the development of dozens of start-up firms every year to support the transition of groundbreaking research into real-time market use.