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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.


2024 Symposium

The 34th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids

was held from

June 30 - July 5, 2024

at the

Palacio de Congresos de Castilla y León

Arrival date: June 30
Meeting: July 1 - 4
Departure date: July 5

ICRS2024 was our 34th annual Symposium – another truly exciting celebration of cannabinoid science.

It was brilliant!


Join Us

The International Cannabinoid Research Society is a scientific association with more than 650 international Members, all active researchers in the field of endogenous, plant-derived and synthetic cannabinoids and related bioactive lipids.

Annual ICRS Symposia are held worldwide. ICRS Ph.D. Membership represents 40+ countries, celebrating diversity, equality and apex academics.

For ICRS Membership,

apply here

Mission Statement

  "The mission of the International Cannabinoid Research Society 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




ICRS Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

  A great strength of the International Cannabinoid Research Society is the diversity of its membership. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are central to the values, ethos and mission of the ICRS – to advance cannabinoid research and to support and celebrate the achievements of cannabinoid researchers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, mental or physical ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.  The ICRS strives to uphold the highest standards of humanity and integrity for its members and advocates for social accountability, equality, and respect for human rights within civil society, governments and other societal actors. Over the past 24 months, we have established an EDI Committee and have developed the ICRS EDI strategy/framework. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please let us know at EDI@icrs.co.




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In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we must inform you – 

J. Michael Walker, PhD passed away on January 5, 2008.

Billy Ray Martin, PhD passed away on June 8, 2008.

Ester Fride, PhD passed away on Jan 1, 2010.

Monique Braude, PhD passed away on Jan 2, 2010.

Richard "Rik" Edward Musty, PhD passed away on July 26, 2015.

Loren (Larry) Parsons, PhD passed away on June 21, 2016.

David John Allsop, PhD passed away on August 13, 2018.

William Anthony Devane, PhD passed away on October 11, 2018.

Raj Razdan, PhD passed away on November 20, 2018.

Lou Harris, PhD passed away on June 10, 2019.

Henry Moller, MD passed away on June 3, 2020.

Elisaldo Carlini, PhD passed away on Sept 16, 2020.

Daniela Parolaro, PhD passed away on Mar 27, 2022. (obituary)

John Huffman, PhD passed away on May 14, 2022.

Sumner Burstein, PhD passed away on Dec 14, 2022.

Mary Abood, PhD passed away on Feb 19, 2023.

Raphael Mechoulam, PhD passed away on Mar 9, 2023.

José Antonio Ramos, PhD passed away on Jul 11, 2023.

They are all dearly missed.



To contribute to ICRS

The ICRS is an US non-profit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code (EIN: 32-0373206).

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However you choose to contribute, the ICRS thanks for your support.





Join us for ICRS2024 in Salamanca!

The 34th Annual ICRS Symposium on the Cannabinoids
Salamanca, SPAIN
June 30 - July 5, 2024


Join us for ICRS2024 in Salamanca!

C4T Special Interest Group Meeting
"Precision Cannabinoids: A Complex Plant for Complex Pediatric Patients"
Salamanca, SPAIN
June 30, 2024

Join us for ICRS2023 in Toronto

The 33rd Annual ICRS Symposium on the Cannabinoids
Toronto, ON, CANADA
June 24 - 29, 2023


Join us for ICRS2022 in Galway

The 32nd Annual ICRS Symposium on the Cannabinoids
June 25 - 30, 2022


Join us for ICRS2021 in Jerusalem

The 31st Annual ICRS Virtual Symposium on the Cannabinoids
June 21 - 24, 2021


Nov 5, 2020 – Happy 90th Birthday to Raphael Mechoulam


– In lieu of live ICRS Symposium proceedings for ICRS2020, we invited our International Cannabinoid Research Society Members, Delegates, and authors to enjoy our ICRS2020 Virtual Symposium. Best with your continued research, everyone. Stay healthy.


CCR Call for Abstracts

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research – Call for Papers


ICRS works with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers to bring you
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
— the society’s Official Journal and a premier resource for the cannabinoid sciences.

ICRS Members are granted:

  1. * The option to order a print subscription for a deeply discounted rate; and
  2. * 25% off the Article Processing Charge (APC) to publish.



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