Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj) is a network of scientists with the shared goal of promoting understanding through empirical research of the determinants, correlates, consequences, contexts, and assessment of marijuana use as well as the treatment of problematic marijuana use, including cannabis use disorder. As a multidisciplinary society, our members represent a variety of perspectives, spanning biomedical, psychosocial, clinical, and socioeconomic approaches and conduct basic, translational, and applied research. We strive to be a society driven by the evidence base addressing all aspects of marijuana use, including the therapeutic applications of marijuana-based compounds and products; recreational marijuana use; and marijuana misuse and addiction.
RSMj Guiding Principles
1. We are first and foremost a research society. Thus, we are guided by research in the marijuana field, not by any personal or political agenda.
2. We are a nonprofit organization. We will not be influenced by the profit motive. There are other organizations that may be sympathetic to our mission, but to maintain objectivity, we will not accept sponsorship from any for-profit or political advocacy group.
3. We are a society concerned with reducinghuman adversity. Therefore, we focus most of our attention on furthering research that has immediate benefit to reduce human suffering or improve human well-being.
RSMj Board of Directors (in alphabetical order):
Adrian J. Bravo (Secretary-Treasurer)
Renee Cloutier (Student Representative)
Bradley T. Conner (Conference Program Co-Chair)
Robert D. Dvorak (Vice President)
Joel W. Grube (Public Policy Division Leader)
Yifrah Kaminer (Youth Treatment Division Leader)
Benjamin O. Ladd (Conference Program Co-Chair)
Godfrey D. Pearlson (Neuroscience Division Leader)
Matthew R. Pearson (President)
Eric R. Pedersen (Social Media Outreach Coordinator)
Kristina T. Phillips (Conference Program Co-Chair)