The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed, organized, and guided by doctors.
Session: THC Changes in Adolescent Brain
Presented By: Bertha Madras
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
This presentation will highlight new information on the potential hazards of marijuana use by adolescents. It is presented with a level of simplicity that can be comprehended by parents, teens and clinicians not familiar with recent findings. The presentation will summarize the risks to teens on brain development, suicidality, psychosis, and inflammation, especially with newer modes of use: daily use/high potency use.
Bertha K Madras, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology at Harvard Medical School (35 years), is based at McLean Hospital and cross-appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She directs the Laboratory of Addiction Neurobiology at McLean Hospital. Her experiences in neuroscience research, drug addiction, education, government and public service offer a unique perspective at the intersection of science and public policy.