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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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2014 Symposium

June 28 - July 3, 2014

The 24th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids

Next year's ICRS Symposium will be held at the Grand Hotel Dino in the town of Baveno, Italy. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lago Maggiore, this site was carefully chosen with our Italian colleagues to be beautiful and accessible.

ICRS2014 promises to be a great success thanks to all of our Delegates and generous sponsors.

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The International Cannabinoid Research Society is a scientific association with over 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 24th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society
        Symposium on the Cannabinoids
        June 28 - July 3, 2014
        Grand Hotel Dino
        Lago Maggiore, Baveno, Italy



2014 ICRS Late Membership is OPEN.


ICRS2013 at UBC in Vancouver was a great success thanks to all of our Delegates and generous sponsors! See you in 2014!

ICRS2013 Preliminary Programme is HERE.

ICRS has been granted 501(c)(3) status. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Thank you for your support.

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Recent publications

SUNDAY March 9, 2014
Organophosphate agents induce plasma hypertriglyceridemia in mouse via single or dual inhibition of the endocannabinoid hydrolyzing enzyme(s).

Suzuki, H., Ito, Y., Noro, Y., Koketsu, M., Kamijima, M., and Tomizawa, M. (2014) Toxicology Letters, 225(1)153-157.
Link to abstract

SUNDAY March 9, 2014
Delta FosB induction correlates inversely with CB1 receptor desensitization in a brain region-dependent manner following repeated Delta(9)-THC administration.

Lazenka, M.F., Selley, D.E., and Sim-Selley, L.J., Neuropharmacology, 77: 224-233.
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.

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* 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.