Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the newly launched peer-reviewed open access journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research, strongly supports President Obama’s statement that “…carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue,” when asked about a pending Senate bill seeking to change federal law regarding state-legalized medical marijuana programs. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a fully open access journal will be the authoritative source for research, discussion, and debate. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers will publish the Journal under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will publish fully peer-reviewed, evidence-based original articles, review articles, and perspectives on cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system. The Journal will publish a broad range of human and animal studies including basic and translational research; clinical studies; behavioral, social, and epidemiological issues; and ethical, legal, and regulatory controversies.
An interdisciplinary community including pharmacologists and psychopharmacologists, toxicologists, biochemists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners, addiction specialists, and regulators and policymakers are invited to participate in this new open access resource.
Topics in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will include:
- Biochemical process of the endocannabinoid system
- Cannabinoid receptors and signaling
- Pharmaceuticals based on cannabis and cannabinoids
- Optimal dosing and drug delivery
- Short- and long-term effects on the brain and behavior
- Toxicological studies
- Analgesic effects, including neuropathic pain and chronic nerve injury
- Neurological disorders, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma
- Use of cannabis as antinauseants and antispasmodics
- Immune function and chronic inflammation, including HIV
- Cancer and cancer-related treatment
- Screening and assessment for marijuana misuse and addiction
- Social, behavioral, and public health impact
- Ethics, regulation, legalization, and public policy.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will build a central forum and repository for peer-reviewed open access papers, as more high-quality research is needed to move the field forward.
“Cannabis research and its applications for therapy will create new challenges as its promise is evaluated,” says Mary Ann Liebert, founder, President, and CEO of the company that bears her name. “Scientists in the lab and those on the front lines of patient care now have an important new educational forum. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, which is fully open access, will be the Journal of record.”