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The Two Sides of Hemp: Medical and Industrial

New Content ItemEdited by: Dr. Nirit Bernstein, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel 

The Guest Editor of Journal of Cannabis Research, Dr Nirit Bernstein, is pleased to launch a new thematic series titled, "The Two Sides of Hemp: Medical and Industrial".

We are interested in both original research and review papers, especially those that address developing medical and commercial uses of hemp and hemp products (such as cannabidiol) or differences between hemp and psychoactive cannabis.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • History, ethnobotany and domestication
  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and synthetic biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Chemistry of hemp
  • CBD : medical effects, production and regulation
  • Hemp production and management
  • Fibre hemp
  • Seed and oils
  • New materials developed from hemp
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Current status: regulation and policy

  1. This paper examines the factors that led to the collapse of hemp grown for cannabidiol (CBD) in Arizona, the United States of America (USA), and particularly in Yuma County, which is a well-established agricul...

    Authors: Anastasia K. Stats, Ken G. Sweat, Robert N. Masson, Kendra D. Conrow, Amy E. Frazier and Maxwell C. K. Leung
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2023 5:19
  2. Although the chemical constituents of the aerial parts of Cannabis have been extensively studied, phytochemicals of Cannabis roots are not well characterized. Herein, we investigated the chemical constituents of ...

    Authors: Shijie Huang, Huifang Li, Jun Xu, Huihao Zhou, Navindra P. Seeram, Hang Ma and Qiong Gu
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2023 5:1
  3. Cannabis sativa is a primarily dioecious angiosperm that exhibits sexual developmental plasticity. Developmental genes for staminate male flowers have yet to be elucidated; however, there are regions of male-asso...

    Authors: Anthony Torres, Christopher Pauli, Robert Givens, Jason Argyris, Keith Allen, Amparo Monfort and Reginald J. Gaudino
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:57
  4. There is a growing literature on the potential medical uses of Cannabis sativa and cannabinoid compounds. Although these have only been approved by regulatory agencies for a few indications, there is a hype about...

    Authors: Arthur Cassa Macedo, André Oliveira Vilela de Faria, Isabella Bizzi, Fabrício A. Moreira, Alessandro Colasanti and Pietro Ghezzi
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:37
  5. As a result of the legalization of U.S. industrial hemp production in late 2018, products containing hemp-derived Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC) are increasing in popularity. Little, however, is known regarding...

    Authors: Gregory T. Wurz, Edward Montoya and Michael W. DeGregorio
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:36
  6. The legalization of hemp in the USA has led to tremendous growth in the availability of hemp-derived products, particularly cannabidiol (CBD) products. The lack of regulatory oversight in this industry has res...

    Authors: Erin Johnson, Michael Kilgore and Shanna Babalonis
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:28
  7. The current revision to Thailand’s Narcotics Act (B.E. 2563) permits Thai corporations to produce cannabis (ganja) for therapeutic purposes, as well as conduct beneficial research and development in science an...

    Authors: Sarana Rose Sommano, Tibet Tangpao, Tanachai Pankasemsuk, Voranate Ponpanumas, Yuthana Phimolsiripol, Pornchai Rachtanapun and Shashanka K. Prasad
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:10
  8. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in communication, social interaction, restricted interest, and repetitive behaviors. Although more cases are being diagnosed,...

    Authors: Serap Bilge and Barış Ekici
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:53
  9. With the improvement in modern medicine, the world’s human and feline (Felis catus, the domestic cat) population is aging. As the population grows older, there is an increase of age-related diseases, such as Alzh...

    Authors: Lilach Zadik-Weiss, Sivan Ritter, Vered Hermush, Nethanel Asher, Avi Avital and Reuven Or
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:43
  10. In 2018, the Farm Bill mandated the United States Department of Agriculture to develop regulations governing the cultivation, processing, and marketing of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is defined as Cannabis s...

    Authors: Erin C. Berthold, Rui Yang, Abhisheak Sharma, Shyam H. Kamble, Siva R. Kanumuri, Tamara I. King, Raluca Popa, Joshua H. Freeman, Zachary T. Brym, Bonnie A. Avery and Christopher R. McCurdy
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:42
  11. The taxonomic classification of Cannabis genus has been delineated through three main types: sativa (tall and less branched plant with long and narrow leaves), indica (short and highly branched plant with broader...

    Authors: Philippe Henry, Surender Khatodia, Karan Kapoor, Britni Gonzales, Alexis Middleton, Kevin Hong, Aaron Hilyard, Steve Johnson, Davis Allen, Zachary Chester, Dan Jin, José Carlos Rodriguez Jule, Iain Wilson, Manu Gangola, Jason Broome, Deron Caplan…
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:26
  12. Dental plaque is a global health problem affecting people of various age groups. Cannabinoids are gaining enormous research attention due to its beneficial properties for various applications. A preliminary ob...

    Authors: Kumar Vasudevan and Veronica Stahl
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:20