nci-cannabisresearch (Overview)


The National Cancer Institute Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Cancer Research Symposium will take place virtually on December 15-18, 2020.

This workshop will highlight the state of the science in cannabis, its chemical constituents (e.g., cannabinoids) and cancer research, including cancer epidemiology, use in cancer patients, cancer biology and prevention, pre-clinical and clinical cancer symptom and treatment side-effect management, as well as the use of cannabis and cannabinoids as cancer therapeutics. The workshop will also address current barriers to research and strategies to navigate these hurdles to ensure feasibility of rigorous studies designed to address gaps in knowledge as well as potential research opportunities in the area of cannabis cancer-related research. 

Registration for the symposium is now closed. Recordings of the sessions will be posted on this website in early 2021.

By attending this meeting, you grant irrevocable permission to NCI for audiovisual and photographic recordings to be made of you for unrestricted publication and broadcast in any media for any purpose, now or in the future. Please direct any questions about this policy to

For further information or questions about the meeting program, email