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Commerce, business, and environment

Section Editor: [position vacant] Submissions handled by Editor-in-Chief
Covers all commercial uses of the cannabis plant (including non-pharmacological uses such as hemp) and the business, financial, socioeconomic, environmental, public safety, and regulatory aspects of the cannabis industry.


  1. Industrial hemp, with low levels of the intoxicating cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is grown for fibre and seeds. The industrial hemp industry is poised for expansion. The legalisation of industrial h...

    Authors: Rachel A. Burton, Mike Andres, Martin Cole, James M. Cowley and Mary Ann Augustin
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:45
  2. When non-medical cannabis use became legal, government regulators implemented policies to encourage safer consumption through access to a regulated market. While this market is growing, sales still occur throu...

    Authors: Jennifer Donnan, Omar Shogan, Lisa Bishop, Michelle Swab and Maisam Najafizada
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:9
  3. Cannabis-related businesses (CRBs), in states where cannabis is legal, may be unable to obtain professional financial services including banking, insurance, and accounting because of federal laws and regulatio...

    Authors: G. Suzanne Owens-Ott
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:41
  4. Widespread commercialization of cannabis has led to the introduction of brand names based on users’ subjective experience of psychological effects and flavors, but this process has occurred in the absence of a...

    Authors: Alethia de la Fuente, Federico Zamberlan, Andrés Sánchez Ferrán, Facundo Carrillo, Enzo Tagliazucchi and Carla Pallavicini
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:21