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The Chemistry of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The science of cannabis and cannabinoids encompasses a wide variety of scientific disciplines and can appear daunting to newcomers to the field. The encroachment of folklore and ‘cannabis culture’ into scientific discussions can cloud the situation further. This Primer Review is designed to give a succinct overview of the chemistry of cannabis and cannabinoids.

‘Cannabis’ ontologies I: Conceptual issues with Cannabis and cannabinoids terminology

SCC member Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli identifies a coherent nomenclature for cannabis products (whether derived from Cannabis sativa L. or not). The paper was published in Drug Science, Policy and Law in December of 2020.

Cannabis Systematics at the Levels of Family, Genus and Species

Authors: John N. McPartland Published in Mary Ann Leibert Inc. Publishers October 2018   Abstract New concepts are reviewed in Cannabis systematics, including phylogenetics and nomenclature. The family Cannabaceaenow includes Cannabis, Humulus, and eight genera formerly in the Celtidaceae. Grouping Cannabis, Humulus, and Celtisactually goes back 250 years. Print fossil of the extinct genus Dorofeevia…