Special Issue "New Perspectives for the Administration of Cannabis for Medical Use: From Traditional to Advanced Formulations. What Next?"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Pharmacy and Formulation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Paola Brusa
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Guest Editor
Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, Via Pietro Giuria 9, 10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: medical cannabis; drug delivery systems; pharmacy preparations and compounding; pharmaceutical legislation; regulatory; COVID-19; international health cooperation
Dr. Francesca Baratta
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Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, Via Pietro Giuria 9, 10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: medical cannabis; drug delivery systems; pharmacy preparations and compounding; pharmaceutical legislation; regulatory; COVID-19; international health cooperation
Prof. Dr. Fabio Firenzuoli
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Research and Innovation Center in Phytotherapy and Integrated Medicine (CERFIT), Careggi University Hospital, Via delle Oblate 4, 50141 Florence, Italy
Interests: herbal medicine; clinical phytotherapy; medicinal plants; phytochemistry; herbal pharmacovigilance
Dr. Valentina Maggini
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Guest Editor
1. Research and Innovation Center in Phytotherapy and Integrated Medicine, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
2. Specialist Trainee in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology; Guest Researcher at Dept of Biology, University of Florence, 50141 Florence, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial activity of phytocomplexes; essential oils; multidrug-resistance; plant-microbe interactions; in vitro plant models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Before it became illegal in most parts of the world in the previous century, cannabis was widely used in medicine. In recent years, following the legalization of cannabinoids for medical use in various countries, there has been an exponential increase in its use and a growing interest in this field. Therefore, scientific research on medical cannabis has rapidly advanced, and the ever-increasing number of experimental studies suggests that phytocannabinoids could be useful for various pathological conditions.

The phytocomplex of cannabis plants is composed of over 500 different constituents, of which about a hundred belong to the class of cannabinoids, where minimal differences in their structure can induce very different effects. The molecules of greatest interest for their pharmacological activity are THC and CBD, but recent studies have also focused on the effects of other molecules, such as cannabigerols, cannabichromenes, and also terpenes.

This Special Issue of Pharmaceutics focuses on articles and reviews relating to extractive or advanced formulations based on cannabis for medical use, currently under study for therapeutic purposes. Studies relating to the development of galenic formulations will also be considered.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Paola Brusa
Dr. Francesca Baratta
Prof. Dr. Fabio Firenzuoli
Dr. Valentina Maggini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cannabis
  • formulations
  • medical use
  • cannabinoids
  • terpenes
  • compounding

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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