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About the ICRS

The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on Cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research.

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2015 Symposium

June 28 - July 3, 2015

The 25th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids

Acadia University is a lovely campus, located in the charming town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Halifax, Atlantic Canada's largest city and provincial capital.

ICRS2015 will be our 25th Annual Symposium, and we look forward to presenting another brilliant year of scientific progress!

See you in 2015!


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The International Cannabinoid Research Society is a scientific association with more than 500 international members, all active researchers in the field of endogenous, plant-derived and synthetic cannabinoids and related bioactive lipids.

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Mission statement

"The Mission of the ICRS is to (1) foster cannabinoid research; (2) promote the exchange of scientific information and perspectives about Cannabis, the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; (3) serve as a source of reliable information regarding the chemistry, pharmacology, therapeutic uses, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological, and social effects of Cannabis and its constituents, of synthetic and endogenous compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors and of any compounds that target other components of the endocannabinoid system.”

(ICRS By-Laws, ratified October 2009)



       The 25th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society
        Symposium on the Cannabinoids
        June 28 - July 3, 2015
        Acadia University
        Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Our ICRS2014 Symposium was a great success. Our deepest thanks go out to all of our Delegates and to our generous sponsors.

                         ICRS2014 PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME


2014 ICRS Late Membership is OPEN.



        Carolina Cannabinoid Collaborative Meeting
        Nov. 7 - 9, 2014
        Wake Forest Biotech Place, Wake Forest University, NC
        Registration Deadline: Nov. 5


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Recent publications

Oleoylethanolamide and Human Neural Responses to Food Stimuli in Obesity

Grosshans M, Schwarz E, Bumb JM, Schaefer C, Rohleder C, Vollmert C et al. JAMA Psychiatry. In press (2014).
Link to abstract

Cannabinoid-Induced Changes in Respiration of Brain Mitochondria

Fisar Z, Singh N, Hroudova J. Toxicol Lett. In press (2014)
Link to abstract

Hypoximimetic activity of N-acyl-dopamines. N-Arachidonoyl-dopamine stabilizes HIF-1alpha protein through a SIAH2-dependent pathway

Soler-Torronteras R, Lara-Chica M, Garcia V, Calzado MA, Munoz E, Biochim Biophys Acta 1843: 2730-2743 (2014).
Link to abstract

Diacylglycerol lipase regulates lifespan and oxidative stress response by inversely modulating TOR signaling in Drosophila and C. elegans

Lin YH, Chen YC, Kao TY, Lin YC, Hsu TE, Wu YC et al., Aging Cell 13: 755-764 (2014)
Link to abstract

MONDAY, OCTOBEr 10, 2011
Cannabis Genome Uncloaked: Commentary on the Scientific Implications

Ethan Russo, MD
Link to document

British Journal of Pharmacology - Special Issue: Cannabinoids in Biology and Medicine, Part I. Click here for BJP page or podcasts.

 The complete ICRS Publications Database* is on the ICRS Forum.

* Publications listed here are personal selections by Dr. Stephen Alexander. Please feel free to mail suggestions for papers and websites to be included in this section. Previous entries can be found in the 'publications database' section of the Forum.