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History, regulation, and public policy

Section Editor: Greg Midgette, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Covers historical, legal, regulatory, public policy, ethical, international, and cross-cultural aspects of cannabis cultivation, cannabis use, and cannabis-related disorders.

  1. The US guidelines recommend avoiding marijuana during breastfeeding given concerns about infant’s neurodevelopment. In this setting, some physicians and hospitals recommend against or prohibit breastfeeding wh...

    Authors: Marielle S. Gross, Margot Le Neveu, Kara A. Milliken and Mary Catherine Beach
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:20
  2. Cannabis social equity programs intend to redress inequities experienced by low income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) during cannabis prohibition in the United States. In Los Angeles County...

    Authors: Caislin L. Firth, Kristin M. Warren, Lilian Perez, Beau Kilmer, Regina A. Shih, Joan S. Tucker, Elizabeth J. D’Amico and Eric R. Pedersen
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:18
  3. Over-consumption is a common adverse outcome from cannabis edibles. States such as Colorado require each serving of cannabis edible to carry a THC symbol. This study aimed to test whether packaging edibles in ...

    Authors: Samantha Goodman and David Hammond
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:17
  4. The current revision to Thailand’s Narcotics Act (B.E. 2563) permits Thai corporations to produce cannabis (ganja) for therapeutic purposes, as well as conduct beneficial research and development in science an...

    Authors: Sarana Rose Sommano, Tibet Tangpao, Tanachai Pankasemsuk, Voranate Ponpanumas, Yuthana Phimolsiripol, Pornchai Rachtanapun and Shashanka K. Prasad
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:10
  5. As the legalization of cannabis moves forward in many countries, it is important to highlight the potential harm that excessive use can cause on young consumers. Crafting effective policy interventions to redu...

    Authors: Salvador Espinosa, Charles Marks and Gustavo Fondevila
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:5
  6. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors, inspects, and enforces the promotion of products by companies that claim to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. The introduction...

    Authors: Allan Tran, Natasha Y. Sheikhan, Tania Sheikhan, Dominik A. Nowak and Theodore J. Witek Jr
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:49
  7. Medicinal cannabis has been legalised for use for a range of specified medical conditions in Australia since 2016. However, the nature of the government regulations and the subsequent complexity of prescribing...

    Authors: Monique Lewis and John Flood
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:48

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:52

  8. In 2017, the Jamaican government banned the sale of cannabis-infused edibles after reports of over-intoxication in adults and children. There is a general lack of public awareness regarding the risk involved w...

    Authors: Carole M. Lindsay, Wendel D. Abel, Erica E. Jones-Edwards, Paul D. Brown, Khalia K. Bernard and Tainia T. Taylor
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:29
  9. US states have been adopting their own medical cannabis laws since 1996. There is substantial variability in the medical cannabis programs between states, and these differences have not been thoroughly investi...

    Authors: V. Kishan Mahabir, Christopher S. Smith, Christopher Vannabouathong, Jamil J. Merchant and Alisha L. Garibaldi
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:15
  10. Cannabidiol (CBD) is commonly used to manage symptoms in conditions and diseases for which there is limited clinical research for its application. How consumers arrive and decide to use CBD for medical treatme...

    Authors: Marco A. Zenone, Jeremy Snyder and Valorie A. Crooks
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:13
  11. Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest crops with several uses, from food to clothing and medicine. It remains one of the most controversial crops whose production, possession, and usage are regulated differentl...

    Authors: Nana Osei Owusu, Benedict Arthur and Emmanuel Mensah Aboagye
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:9

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:18

  12. Cannabis laboratory testing reliability is a scientific and policy challenge in US states with legal cannabis. Greater reported THC concentration yields higher prices, and media reports describe a well-known c...

    Authors: Michael J. Zoorob
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:6
  13. In 2018, the Farm Bill mandated the United States Department of Agriculture to develop regulations governing the cultivation, processing, and marketing of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is defined as Cannabis s...

    Authors: Erin C. Berthold, Rui Yang, Abhisheak Sharma, Shyam H. Kamble, Siva R. Kanumuri, Tamara I. King, Raluca Popa, Joshua H. Freeman, Zachary T. Brym, Bonnie A. Avery and Christopher R. McCurdy
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:42
  14. Nowadays, medical cannabis still remains inaccesible for patients in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Even registered medicinal products based on herbal or synthetic cannabinoids, like Sa...

    Authors: Nataliia Aliekperova, Кostyantyn Kosyachenko and Oleksandr Kaniura
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:33
  15. Given that 72% of internet users seek out health information using an internet search engine (Google being the most popular); we sought to investigate the public internet search interest in cannabis as a healt...

    Authors: Trevor Torgerson, Will Roberts, Drew Lester, Jam Khojasteh and Matt Vassar
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:31
  16. Under Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program rules, Ohio physicians that recommend medical marijuana (MMJ) to patients must possess a Certificate to Recommend (CTR) from the State Medical Board. Although a pre...

    Authors: Frederic Stuart Leeds, Ryan K. Levinthal, Morgan T. Alexander and Timothy N. Crawford
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:11
  17. Currently, with the legalization of cannabis and the opening of recreational dispensaries in states across the country, the question of whether or not proximity to recreational cannabis dispensaries affects hi...

    Authors: Tim Peters and Carol Foust
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2019 1:2