Scientific Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj) will be held from July 26-28, 2019 in Vancouver, Washington (minutes from Portland, Oregon). We will be hosted by the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

We are extremely pleased to have Drs. Alan Budney and Jan Copeland as keynote speakers. Alan Budney, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will discuss, "Communicating about Cannabis: Safe, High Risk, Therapeutic, Cannabinoids, Evidence". Jan Copeland, Professor at the University of New South Wales, will discuss, "Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder: Timing, Technologies, and the Potential for Adjunctive Cannabinoid Replacement?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for RSMj 2019 is open now! We review all submissions on a rolling basis so please, do not delay, and submit today here! Please note that we have set a priority deadline of May 15th for panel discussions and symposia, and a priority deadline of June 1st for poster presentations. Please note that we will continue to accept submissions after these deadlines, but there may be only limited spots to fill, so we strongly encourage presenters to submit before the priority deadlines.

To register for the conference, please go here! Early bird registration expires June 1, 2019.

To obtain a room at the discounted rate at the conference hotel, please go here. Get your room before it's too late! Once we fill our room block, it is very unlikely that we will be able to offer alternative accommodations.

Attention Students: The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, an academic unit of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has established The Lambert Center RSMj Travel Award to support undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual conference and present data with direct clinical relevance. In 2019, they will support five $100 awards to cover a 1 year student membership to RSMj ($25) and early-bird student registration ($75) for the 2019 Scientific Meeting of RSMj. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you can apply for this award when submitting your work through the submission portal.


Alan Budney, Ph.D.,

Communicating about Cannabis: Safe, High Risk, Therapeutic, Cannabinoids, Evidence

Dr. Alan Budney is a Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Over the last 20 years he has conducted extensive research on the development and evaluation of innovative behavioral treatments for substance abuse, specializing in cannabis use disorders in adults and adolescents.


Jan Copeland Ph.D.

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder: Timing, Technologies, and the Potential for Adjunctive Cannabinoid Replacement?

Dr. Jan Copeland is a Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Director of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre. She has worked in the addictions field for more than twenty-five years, specializing in the development and testing of tools and brief interventions for the management of cannabis use disorder among adults and adolescents.

RSMj 2018

We are pleased that the second scientific meeting of RSMj from July 28-30, 2018 was a great success. This meeting was held in the Durrell Center on the beautiful campus of Colorado State University. The full conference program (with poster presentations) is available here! Susan Weiss, Director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), provided a fantastic opening plenary entitled, "How Cannabis Research and Cannabis Policy Can Inform Each Other". Marcel Bonn-Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, provided an excellent closing plenary, "The Complex, Bi-Directional, and Nuanced Associations between Cannabis and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." During the meeting, we had excellent discussions during the symposia, panel discussions, poster presentations, and social events. We thank each and all attendees for coming to the meeting and contributing to the meeting's success, and we hope to see you (and all of your colleagues) next year!


RSMj 2017

RSMj's first scientific meeting was held July 28-30, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO!!! It was a resounding success. You can check out the conference program here!  

RSMj 2018 (in pictures)