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Marty Otañez is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver. His research and creative work focus on occupational health issues in the cannabis sector, and corporate social and environment responsibility schemes the cannabis industry uses to influence policymaking. Marty received his PhD in Anthropology from University of California Irvine in 2004. In 2016-17 through funds from CU Denver's Office of Research Services, he studies how individuals in grow houses and trimming rooms stay healthy and avoid job injuries. He teaches the course ‘Cannabis Cultures’ in the Anthropology Department at CU Denver and produces a cannabis-focused community television program on Comcast Cable Channel 57 through Denver Open Media, www.FSandGreen.org/shows. Marty completed course requirements for the Cannabis Cultivation Certification Program at Denver-based Clover Leaf University (CLU) as part of his emerging cannabis culture visual research and creative work. CLU is the nation’s only Cannabis University that is approved, regulated, and licensed by the Colorado Department of Education’s Private Occupational School Board. In addition to serving on CORE’s Board, Marty is a member of the advisory board of Clover Leaf University and a member of the Marijuana Occupational Health and Safety Work Group in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.