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: Impacts of Maternal Cannabis Use on Long-Term Psychiatric Risk: The Promise of Interventions Targeting the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Signaling Network
Presented By: Steven Laviolette, PhD
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST
Dr. Laviolette will present the latest research from his team exploring the impacts of maternal cannabis use on the developing brain. Covered topics will include how exposure to pre-natal cannabis can increase the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders in later life and the underlying pathology in the brain that is caused by pre-natal cannabis exposure. The presentation will also describe how dietary interventions with Omega-3 fatty acids may act to prevent or reverse these neuropathological effects from pre-natal cannabis exposure.