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Oct 27, 2022

Over its very long history, cannabis has been celebrated by some for its pleasures and medicinal properties.  It has also been demonised for inducing psychotic effects, addiction and cognitive impairment.  A cannabis plant can contain over 140 cannabinoids and levels of these vary widely in different strains of cannabis.  In this episode I am talking to Professor Valerie Curran from University College London.  As we will hear, her research focuses on the short- and long-term effects of psychoactive drugs on mental health, cognition, memory and the brain. Also how cannabis use and effects have changed, how cannabis addiction could be treated and how, as schools, we can better educate young people about cannabis. 

For more information about Valerie’s research click here and here is the link to DrugScience.