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First articles published

We are delighted to announce that Journal of Cannabis Research has published its first articles. You can read the accompanying editorial here.

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.

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Aims and scope

Journal of Cannabis Research is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal which welcomes submissions covering all topics pertaining to cannabis. 

The journal is an official publication of the Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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 Institute

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

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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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