A series of interdisciplinary talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis and the impacts of legalization, as we work towards the establishment of a world-class cannabis research program at UCLA.
Cannabis Consumption in Antiquity - Alain Touwaide, PhD
The Use of Medical Cannabis in the Elderly in Israel - Ran Abuhasira, MD/PhD Candidate and Inbal Sikorin, RN
Recent Disparities in Cannabis Arrests by the LAPD Leading up to Legalization - Isaac Bryan, MPP Candidate
Using Social Media to Track Impacts of Cannabis Legalization - Sean Young, PhD
Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System - Daniele Piomelli, MD
Cannabis and Impaired Driving - Thomas Marcotte, PhD
Opioid Epidemic and Cannabis
Mashable and UCLA Cannabis Experts
Four Mashable videos featuring UCLA cannabis experts have been viewed more than *30,000* times on YouTube since the series launched just five weeks ago. The videos use funny, vintage footage and pop culture references to make the science from UCLA faculty highly accessible. Topics tackled so far include “Is cannabis addictive?,” “Is cannabis a gateway drug?”, “Does the federal government grow cannabis?”, and "Does cannabis kill brain cells?"
2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium
A historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid system, as we work towards the establishment of a world-class cannabis research program at UCLA.
Opening Remarks - Christopher Evans, PhD
Immunomodulatory Effects of Cannabis - Michael Roth, MD
Pulmonary Effects of Cannabis - Donald Tashkin, MD