Presented by The University of Arizona
Cannabis is Here, So Let’s Understand It
With the increasing legalization and use of marijuana throughout the country, we have a duty to ourselves and our society to understand its potential benefits and harms. Right now, it’s easier for a researcher to study cocaine or morphine than it is to study CBD, only one of more than 500 compounds found in the cannabis plant. What we do know comes from anecdotal stories or very limited studies. In this session, we’ll discuss the ups and downs of cannabis as found in the research that is happening now. We’ll also show you what the future could be if the Schedule 1 designation were removed and research appropriately funded, allowing us to design comprehensive studies and educate the public, as well as the medical profession, about the realities of marijuana.
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