Agriculture and plant biology
Section Editor: Nirit Bernstein, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Covers all species and strains of the Cannabis plant, including their cultivation and biology.
Cannabis and cannabinoids biochemistry and genetics
Section Editor: Claudio D’Addario, University of Teramo, Italy
Covers biochemistry and genetics of whole-plant products, plant-derived constituents (phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids), and synthetic cannabinoids.
Cannabis and cannabinoids clinical pharmacology
Section Editor: Celia Morgan, University of Exeter, UK
Covers phase I and observational human studies, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicology.
Cannabis and cannabinoids preclinical pharmacology
Section Editor: Charles Schindler, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Covers in vitro and animal studies involving whole-plant products, plant-derived constituents (phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids), and synthetic cannabinoids.
Section Editor: Mark Prince, Colorado State University, USA
Covers prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment (both psychological and physical) of all cannabis-related disorders, including intoxication, withdrawal, and cannabis use disorder (addiction), as well as their medical and psychiatric consequences and co-morbidities.
Commerce, business, and environment
Covers all commercial uses of the cannabis plant (including nonpharmacological uses such as hemp) and the business, financial, socioeconomic, environmental, public safety, and regulatory aspects of the cannabis industry.
Section Editor: Sharon Anavi-Goffer, University of Aberdeen, UK
Covers the biochemistry and genetics of the endogenous cannabinoid system and its role in physiology and behavior in all species. The endocannabinoid system comprises the receptors, their endogenous ligands, and the cells and cell circuits in which they function.
Epidemiology and public health
Section Editor: Renee M Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Covers the epidemiology in all populations of cannabis use and cannabis-related disorders and their impact on public health, public safety, and socioeconomic conditions.
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.
Covers therapeutic uses of cannabis and cannabinoids (plant-derived and synthetic) for any medical or psychological condition in humans and animals.