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We are delighted to announce that Journal of Cannabis Research is now accepting submissions. Published in partnership with the Institute of Cannabis Research, Journal of Cannabis Research is an innovative open access journal covering all aspects of research related to cannabis and its constituents.

Topics covered include: agriculture and plant biology; commerce, business, and environment; the endocannabinoid system; pharmacology, biochemistry and genetics of cannabinoids; epidemiology and public health; medical cannabis; and history, regulation, and public policy.

Thanks to the support of the Institute of Cannabis Research and Colorado State University - Pueblo, authors do not pay an article-processing charge for accepted articles published in the Journal.

Join us at ICR 2019

The Institute of Cannabis Research is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for the 2019 conference to be held at Colorado State University-Pueblo, March 23–25, 2019.

The ICR 2017 and 2018 conferences attracted more than 900 attendees and researchers from every field of cannabis expertise. The forum included researchers from universities, representatives from government agencies, and a host of industry experts. Presentations, panels, and posters covered the scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic, and social elements of cannabis research.

About the Institute

Journal of Cannabis Research is published in partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo's Institute of Cannabis Research.

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Journal of Cannabis Research is now accepting submissions.

We welcome:

  • Brief research reports
  • Case reports
  • Commentaries
  • Original research
  • Reviews
  • Technical notes

For more information, please read our submission guidelines.

Journal of Cannabis Research is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

Our mission

Journal of Cannabis Research is an innovative new journal promoting high quality science in the field of cannabis research. We will disseminate research on all aspects of cannabis to the widest possible audience through our open access publishing model.

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Truly multidisciplinary

Our journal welcomes all aspects of cannabis research, divided into the following sections:

  • Agriculture and plant biology
  • Commerce, business, and environment
  • Endocannabinoid system
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids biochemistry and genetics
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids preclinical pharmacology
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids clinical pharmacology
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Cannabis-related disorders
  • Medical cannabis
  • History, regulation, and public policy
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About the Editor-in-Chief

David GorelickDavid A. Gorelick, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, is Professor of Psychiatry (part-time) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, having retired in October 2013 from the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Dr Gorelick's research interests are the clinical pharmacology of substance use, substance withdrawal, and biological treatments of substance use disorders. His recent work focuses on cannabis (including its potential therapeutic uses), cocaine, and individuals with co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

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