CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue
Cannabis Legalization Policy and Adolescents
Guest Editor: Joel Grube, PhD
As an increasing number of states in the United States and countries throughout the world have established policies for legal sale and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes by adults, it is not clear what effects such policies may have on adolescents. Cannabis is now accepting papers to be considered for a special issue on cannabis legalization policy and its effects on adolescents. Papers can focus on legalization policy in the United States or abroad. Original reports, brief reports, reviews, and opinion pieces will all be considered. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Associations, or lack thereof, of national, state, and local cannabis policies with adolescents’ cannabis use, beliefs, and problems
Differential associations of legalization policies with use, beliefs, and problems across social and demographic groups
Associations of policies with access to, availability of, and types of cannabis products used by adolescents
Legalization and adolescents’ sources of cannabis products
Legalization and co-use of cannabis with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
Implications of legalization for prevention, treatment, and clinical practice
Methodological, measurement, and conceptual issues in cannabis policy studies
Best practices for regulating the cannabis market
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: JULY 2022
Emails about intention to submit to our guest editor are strongly encouraged – Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to specify upon submission in your Cover Letter that your manuscript is intended for the Special Issue.
Cannabis is an open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scientific study of marijuana/cannabis from a multidisciplinary perspective. Consistent with the mission of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj), the journal publishes 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. The journal covers research across the human spectrum (note that we currently do not accept animal model research).
The journal seeks to publish the following (but not limited to these topics specifically):
Etiological mechanisms of use
Issues related to clinical factors (i.e., diagnosis)
Medical relevance (i.e., treatment effects/implications)
Social and behavioral aspects of use (both positive and negative)
Sociopolitical, economic, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues
Eric R. Pedersen
The Journal is open access and publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license. This allows broad global dissemination while also ensuring the author maintains appropriate credit for their work.