25 June 2015 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers
“…carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue,”
Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the newly launched peer-reviewed open access journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, strongly supports President Obama’s statement that “…carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue,” when asked about a pending Senate bill seeking to change federal law regarding state-legalized medical marijuana programs.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a fully open access journal will be the authoritative source for research, discussion, and debate. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/) will publish the Journal under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will publish fully peer-reviewed, evidence-based original articles, review articles, and perspectives on cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.
The Journal will publish a broad range of human and animal studies including basic and translational research; clinical studies; behavioral, social, and epidemiological issues; and ethical, legal, and regulatory controversies.
An interdisciplinary community including pharmacologists and psychopharmacologists, toxicologists, biochemists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners, addiction specialists, and regulators and policymakers are invited to participate in this new open access resource.
Topics in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will include: Biochemical process of the endocannabinoid system * Cannabinoid receptors and signaling
* Pharmaceuticals based on cannabis and cannabinoids * Optimal dosing and drug delivery
* Short- and long-term effects on the brain and behavior * Toxicological studies
* Analgesic effects, including neuropathic pain and chronic nerve injury
* Neurological disorders, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma * Use of cannabis as antinauseants and antispasmodics
* Immune function and chronic inflammation, including HIV * Cancer and cancer-related treatment
* Screening and assessment for marijuana misuse and addiction * Social, behavioral, and public health impact
* Ethics, regulation, legalization, and public policy.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (http://www.liebertpub.com/can) will build a central forum and repository for peer-reviewed open access papers, as more high-quality research is needed to move the field forward.
“Cannabis research and its applications for therapy will create new challenges as its promise is evaluated,” says Mary Ann Liebert, founder, President, and CEO of the company that bears her name.
“Scientists in the lab and those on the front lines of patient care now have an important new educational forum. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (http://www.liebertpub.com/can, which is fully open access, will be the Journal of record.”
Health habits and other characteristics
of dietary supplement users: A review
It’s always a welcome development to see a story that backs up what the majority of Americans already know. Taking nutritional supplements is part of a healthier lifestyle and in fact, healthier outcomes. That’s quite a contrast to the negative press appearing regularly about how nutritional supplements are worthless or even dangerous. Just keep taking big pharma’s answers to all our health problems. Talk about not being clear on the health care concept. I guess two thirds of adult Americans must be wrong.
Published: 6 February 2014
Annette Dickinson and Douglas MacKay
Dietary supplements are used by half to two-thirds of American adults, and the evidence suggests that this usage is one component of a larger effort to develop a healthier lifestyle. Dietary supplement users tend on average to be better educated and to have somewhat higher incomes than nonusers, and these factors may contribute to their health-consciousness.
Dietary supplement use also tends to be more prevalent among women than among men, and the prevalence of use increases with age in both men and women. Numerous surveys document that users of dietary supplements are significantly more likely than nonusers to have somewhat better dietary patterns, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid tobacco products.
While supplement users tend to have better diets than nonusers, the differences are relatively small, their diets have some substantial nutrient shortfalls, and their supplement use has been shown to improve the adequacy of nutrient intakes. Overall, the evidence suggests that users of dietary supplements are seeking wellness and are consciously adopting a variety of lifestyle habits that they consider to contribute to healthy living.