Submission Deadline

  • January 15, 2015

Guest Editors

  • Ken Winters
  • Nancy M. Petry


As policy in the U.S. shifts toward medicalization and legalization of marijuana, it is reasonable to expect that prevalence rates and resulting health consequences will increase. Research on the potential effects of this drug is critical as the public health significance of marijuana is debated in this country.

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors is seeking empirical (research, both original and meta-analyses) and theoretical (review) papers examining trends in marijuana use and use disorders and clinically-related research on the drug’s addictive potential and health effects.

The special section’s aim is to profile emerging theory and research on marijuana in

  • epidemiology
  • physiological
  • cognitive
  • mental health
  • treatment

Manuscripts should be submitted as usual through the journal's Manuscript Submission Portal

The cover letter should indicate that the authors wish the manuscript to be considered for publication in the special section on Marijuana Legalization: Emerging Research on Use, Health, and Treatment.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and must adhere to usual journal requirements.

The deadline for consideration for the special issue is January 15, 2015.

Questions or inquiries can be directed to the Guest Editors, Ken Winters, PhD or Nancy M. Petry, PhD.

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