Beyond the Smoke: The New Era of Cannabis as Medicine
During this talk, Dr. Marcotte will review recent findings regarding the potential for cannabis and
cannabinoids to treat various medical conditions, side effects and safety concerns regarding cannabis as
medicine, current challenges in conducting cannabis research, and future directions for the field.
To be able to identify:
- Three medical conditions for which cannabis might be an effective treatment
- Potential negative side effects of treatment with cannabis
- Common barriers to cannabis research
Dr. Tom Marcotte is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and Co-Director of the UC
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (www.cmcr.ucsd.edu). He has studied the effects of cannabis for
over 15 years, and is currently the principal investigator on studies addressing cannabis for the treatment
of pain, and the effects of acute cannabis use on driving performance.
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