Leslie Buttorff is a very successful Colorado State University Alunma. She has a women-led, Colorado-based business called Panacea Life Sciences which focuses on producing medically relevant, THC-free CBD products for humans and pets.

Buttorff just donated $1.5 million to CSU to create a unique partnership in the College of Natural Sciences.

“Partnering with Panacea will propel us to the forefront of cannabinoid research and provide unprecedented opportunities for CSU faculty and students,” said Jan Nerger, dean of the College of Natural Sciences in a press release.

The gift agreement will establish CSU as a leader in cannabinoid research. CBD, short for cannabidiol, has over a dozen proven medical applications and counting — supporting everything from cancer treatments to seizure relief.

In 2012 Buttorff established the Leslie Cavarra Buttorff Scholarship in Statistics, which has provided full-ride scholarships to numerous students pursuing their undergraduate degree in statistics.

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