Title: Cannabis

In this episode, the Kaleidoscope team talked all things marijuana including the use of cannabidiol to treat marijuana dependence, the history and lore of the drug, and a major flaw in the marijuana supply informing US-based research.

Citations:

  • Freeman, T. P., Hindocha, C., Baio, G., Shaban, N. D., Thomas, E. M., Astbury, D., … & Bloomfield, M. A. (2020). Cannabidiol for the treatment of cannabis use disorder: a phase 2a, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, adaptive Bayesian trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(10), 865-874.
  • Schwabe, A. L., Hansen, C. J., Hyslop, R. M., & McGlaughlin, M. E. (2019). Research grade marijuana supplied by the National Institute on Drug Abuse is genetically divergent from commercially available Cannabis. bioRxiv, 592725.

Kaleidoscope team:

  • Dr Dawn N. Albertson

    Summarising Dawn’s academic trajectory is not easy but, roughly: behaviour, drugs, brains on drugs and then educating people about brains, behaviour, and drugs.

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  • Prof Sukhi S. Shergill

    A multilingual MD/PhD, Sukhi is a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Psychosis Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Lover of art and the written word, international badminton coach, and published author on the importance of hope, Sukhi brings a poetry and sense of our humanity and connectedness to his reflections on science.

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  • Dr Derek K. Tracy

    Member of the government Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs and beloved Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Derek is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London. Runner, journal Editor, and current PhD student(!), Derek brings an indefatigable humour and warmth to all pursuits.

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  • Dr Dan W. Joyce

    Certified genius and MD/PhD wunderkid, Dan works at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Veggie, data head, and a research purist, Dan’s signature acerbic wit brings comedy and clarity to all things complicated.

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