The Center for Scientific Cannabinoid Information (CSCI) announced their launch on June 14. In a press release announcing their launch, the non-profit organization says they want to serve as a resource for healthcare professionals, psychologists, doctors, athletic trainers and others looking for information on the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids. The organization is focused on providing current, research-based information on cannabis.
The advisory board for the CSCI includes: Margaret Roche, a dietitian; Dr. Steven Salzman, a surgeon; Dr. George Gavrilos, a pharmacist; Joseph Cachey, an attorney and former hemp executive; Dr. David Kushner, a hospitalist; Dr. Bonni Goldstein, a physician; Dr. Kylie O’Brien, an integrative medicine specialist; and Dr. Jason Canner, an oncologist.
According to Dr. Steven Salzman, who is named as CSCI Chief Medical Officer, their organization will help fill the knowledge void in the healthcare space. “As a physician and practitioner working with cannabinoids, I’ve heard from many other practitioners who have been searching for reliable, evidence-based information on cannabinoids, and realized there was a void,” Says Dr. Salzman. “The CSCI fills this void by serving as a valuable resource where practitioners can access accurate, up-to-date information on CBD and other cannabinoids to help them gain a better understanding of this emerging field.”
The press release says that the organization will compile the latest research and clinical best practices for cannabinoid treatments and share the information with their community. The CSCI invites folks interested in medical cannabinoid research to check out their website and join their community to receive up-to-date scientific information.