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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. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original research

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

  6. 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

    Content type: Brief research report

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Brief research report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Brief report

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