Our Work



Building on years of expertise in working with cannabis and health care, IRCCH was started to bridge a gap between research and clinical practice.  IRCCH was developed out of a chance meeting between the two co-founders at a cannabis conference in Israel.  Both Dr. Roberts and Dr. Marcu recognized the need to look at cannabis and its impact from an objective perspective on all health issues, including mental health issues.  The "wonder twins" as they are referred to decided to develop an organization that would be community-focused but would link to universities, foundations, state institutions, and other organizations to leverage the best in their fields.  

Current Research Projects Include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Dysfunctions 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cannabis versus Benzodiazepine Use
  • Cannabis and Impact on Specific Women's Health Issues
  • Clinician Knowledge and Attitudes
  • Epilepsy
  • IBS
  • Cannabis Use in Professional Athletes
  • Synergy and the Entourage Effect between Cannabinoids and Terpenoids
  • Safety of Products
  • Impact of Genetics and Lifestyle on Effect of Cannabis Preparations


IRCCH is launching new certification programs in the Fall of 2019. These new training programs will provide  continuing education programs for  mental health clinicians, physicians, pharmacists  and other healthcare providers on the endocannabinoid system, cannabis and mood regulation.  

To learn more or to schedule IRCCH to provide your facility with CEUs, please contact us directly.

Product Development

The experts at IRCCH has a variety of expertise ranging from the lab to the clinical practice space.  Building on this knowledge base, IRCCH provides consultation on product formulation.  For more information, please contact us directly.

Consulting Worldwide and with United States' Medical Cannabis Programs

Staff at IRCCH works worldwide to provide consultation to federal governments, businesses, and US states medical cannabis programs. We recognize that laws and issues are different worldwide and present a unique problem to be solved.  Whether its creating and certifying lab standards in Asia or working with states on rationales for including medical qualifying conditions,  

IRCCH provides advising and guidance to handle such nuanced and complicated issues. Not only can we provide opportunities for research, we can provide guidance about the public health impacts of regulations and changes to regulations regarding access to cannabis-based products. 

IRCCH staff has assisted governments, businesses, and regulators to create, implement cannabis programs that are patient-centered and ensure safe and standardized practices.  Our staff are members of several standards and trade advisory groups for cannabis and other botanical products.

Patient and Clinician Consultation

Blending the rigors of science, education and common-sense advocacy is at the heart of IRCCH's work.  We work with patients who have questions about cannabis, their state's regulations, and how to proceed. Our consultation is based on an understanding of how confusing this process can be.  We have a passion for safety and ensuring the medical cannabis users have the support and expertise they need to make informed decisions around safety and healthy use.