Research Society on Marijuana

President’s Post

My interest in conducting marijuana research and subsequently forming the Research Society on Marijuana stemmed from shock of how little we know about marijuana compared to other commonly used substances (e.g., alcohol, tobacco). 

The plethora of knowledge gaps in the marijuana field is particularly troubling given the political climate. We find ourselves at a time when marijuana is being legalized for recreational use in one state after another state, and yet, science is not (and potentially cannot be) providing strong guidelines regarding how such policy changes should be enacted.

As stated in our mission statement, this is a time when we need more research attention dedicated to understanding the “determinants, correlates, consequences, contexts, and assessment of marijuana use as well as the treatment of problematic marijuana use, including cannabis use disorder.”

Posted 123 weeks ago