Dr. Wilson M. Compton serves as the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health. NIDA is the world’s largest funder of research on health aspects of drug use and addiction, including research related to preventing drug use, treating addiction and addressing the serious health consequences of drug use. In his current role, Dr. Compton’s responsibilities include working with the Director to provide scientific leadership in the development, implementation, and management of NIDA’s research portfolio in order to improve the prevention and treatment of drug use and addiction.
Today on the show we discuss: why cannabis should be taken seriously, how cannabis impacts anxiety and mental health, why kids should stay away from cannabis, advice for parents for navigating cannabis use with kids, how cannabis use can lead to psychosis and why young men could be more at risk, what epidemiological research reveals about cannabis use and more.
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