ICANNA - The International institute for Cannabinoids is a non-profit NGO, which was formed by the collaboration of partners from Slovenia, Germany and Austria. As an interdisciplinary organization, it brings together an array of experts, researchers and scientists from different countries.
The purpose of the institute is a multi-national cooperation in the field of cannabinoid research. The Institute achieves its goals through the implementation of research, development, analysis, education, training, counseling, monitoring, publishing, informing, raising awareness, proposing expert opinions or standpoints, offering expert advice and similar.
The institute is open for cooperation with various domestic and foreign professionals, scientific, expert and lay organizations, NGOs and government entities. It carries out its own projects as well as projects on behalf of others. The institute engages in scientific research and educational activities and discussions. It strives for the development and accessibility of knowledge in the society and the economy, for the transfer of research results into practice, for constructive networking of the various relevant stakeholders, informing the public, popularizing knowledge, etc.
There was a great need to establish an independent formal international organization as we are facing increasing interest in the topic all over the world. Although there is a significant amount of information available regarding the various uses of cannabis and the effects of cannabinoids, there is also plentiful of misinformation present in both the civil and state sphere. At the same time we are witnessing an intense increase in numbers of users in the most sensitive area, medical use, more or less left to themselves or with formal treatment with synthetic preparations as their sole option. A large number of research findings and practical experience are known about the effects of cannabinoids on health and wellbeing from scientifically advanced countries around the world and taking into consideration that the endocannabinoid system is a vital part of each and every human being, it would be irrational and irresponsible to neglect this field. The field of cannabinoid research is highly promising from several angles and deserves a multifaceted discussion for the well-being of individuals and prosperity of governments.
The mission of the Institute is to bring together experts from diverse fields, enable an integrated approach in this field, and provide a neutral and independent space for open discussion about cannabinoids. It is also of vital importance to provide access to verified, justified and scientific information about the plant, its ingredient and potentials, since we believe that:
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious of insurmountable it may appear to be. Norman Vincent Peal