A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research

October 5, 2017

Moderated by Robert DuPont, M.D.

With Marijuana in the news–both with state-level legalization efforts and research on its effects on the body and brain–four renowned international researchers provide updates on these issues.

  • Bertha Madras, Ph.D. Professor Harvard Medical School & former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, ONDCP
    “Marijuana’s risks for the adolescent brain and development”
  • Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium & Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
    “Marijuana exposure in young people increases risks of schizophrenia, depression & anhedonia”
  • Adriaan Bruijnzeel, Ph.D., Associate Professor UFBI
    “Original brain studies prove second hand Marijuana, like tobacco smoke, is addicting”
  • Robert DuPont, M.D., Founding Director, NIDA and former Drug Czar
    “Second hand effects of Marijuana smoke in life”

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Why We Fight: Perspectives on the History of Drug Law Enforcement

April 27, 2017

Retired DEA Special Agent Jeff Stamm, former Special Agent in Charge of the Aviation Division, retired after 31 years with DEA. He is an amateur historian of America’s drug enforcement experiences beginning with the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914. Stamm provides his perspectives on the nation’s current global efforts to control the use and trafficking of illegal drugs.

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