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About the Journal

CANNABINOIDS is a peer-reviewed online journal of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. It is published on the website of the IACM in several languages.

All articles and letters to the editor have to be written in English.

CANNABINOIDS intends to become an important source of information on medical and scientific aspects of cannabis and the cannabinoids in the web and to inform the readers up to date on issues under discussion.

The publication of an earlier Journal of the IACM, the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, ceased in 2004.


CANNABINOIDS consists of the following categories.

Papers that do not fall into one of these categories (such as book reviews and original articles) are not excluded a priori, but are not the major focus.

Advantages for authors

CANNABINOIDS offers the following advantages to authors.

Format of the journal

CANNABINOIDS has no regular rhythm of publication. This allows the publication of comments very timely, since there is no necessity to wait until the publication of the next issue. To allow citation of the articles, articles that have been published within three months will be combined to one issue. One issue has continued page numbers. Articles are written in a way that is understandable by practitioners without a specific scientific background.


If possible the English version should be used to cite the journal, because this is the original version that has been submitted and where necessary revised by the authors, and reviewers of the article have made their comments and suggestions on this version.


CANNABINOIDS is edited by Franjo Grotenhermen and Mark Ware (Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, CCIC).

Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen
International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines
Am Mildenweg 6
D-59602 Ruethen
Phone: +49-2952-9708571
Fax: +49-2952-902651

Editorial and Advisory Board

Arno Hazekamp
Barbara Costa
Beat Lutz
Bela Szabo
Daniela Parolaro
Donald Abrams
Ethan Russo
Franjo Grotenhermen
Javier Fernández-Ruiz
John Zajicek
Kirsten Müller-Vahl
Manuel Guzman
Mark Ware
Mauro Maccarrone
Philip Robson
Raphael Mechoulam
Richard E. Musty
Robert Melamede
Roger Pertwee
Ruth Ross
Vincent Maida
Vincenzo Di Marzo
William Notcutt

IACM Conference 2020

The IACM will hold its 11th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine from 7 to 9 November 2020 in Mexico City.

IACM Conference 2021

The 12th IACM Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 October 2021.

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