Call for papers

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Five years after the approval of the first comprehensive cannabis regulation law in the world, Monitor Cannabis and the School of Social Science (Universidad de la República) are convening an academic discussion on the various aspects that arise from the implementation and results of a law of this kind. The analysis of the Uruguayan case and the experience of other countries will allow us to draw lessons and learnings for the ongoing reform processes and their impacts on peoples’s welfare.

The Five Years of Cannabis Regulation Congress is a scientific event to be held from December 10 to 12, 2018, in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. It will feature lectures by international experts on the subject, panels for the presentation of research papers, and discussion tables with experts and decision makers.

To this end, a call for submissions has been opened of papers based on research results, and which may fall within one of the following thematic areas in relation to the regulation of cannabis:

  • Regulation of cannabis in Uruguay: implementation, results, opportunities and challenges. We are looking for research that explores the different methods of access to legal cannabis for adult / recreational use: domestic cultivation, cannabis social clubs and dispensation at pharmacies dispensing.
  • Marijuana and society. We are looking for research that explores the relationship between cannabis and cultural dynamics, issues of public opinion, gender, topics related to the political debate and the actors involved, or productive aspects.
  • Drugs, education and public health. We are looking for research linked to risk management and harm reduction strategies, education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Drugs, crimes and markets. We are looking for research that explores the organization of drug trafficking, the relationship between drug markets and legal and illegal economies, drug crimes, the application of justice and repression strategies.
  • Cannabis regulation in the world. We are looking for research that explores the international political discussion, the role of multilateral organizations, as well as case and comparative studies on different models of prohibition and regulation that exist in the world.
  • Regulation of medical cannabis. learnings and challenges. We are looking for research on experiences in medical cannabis regulation in the world, the medical uses of cannabis, and access barriers to products and treatments.

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words long, and follow the structure of introduction, objectives, methodology and results/conclusions. Papers will be accepted in Spanish and English.

For the selection of submitted abstracts, the following aspects will be taken into account:

  1. theoretical contribution and discussion of background
  2. methods
  3. results
  4. adaptation to the thematic area under which it is submitted
  5. originality and contribution to the field

Each abstract must be accompanied by a presentation of the authors, indicating their full name, email address, telephone number, institution or organization to which they belong and experience in the subject. The same author can appear in a maximum of 2 abstracts, either individually or as part of a group of authors.

Abstract submission must be made through the form at the end of this page until October 14 at 23:59 (GMT-3).

Queries can be sent through the contact form available here.


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