Lecture on cannabis, cannabinoids and health after legalization

Cannabis illustrations

Join the CU Museum of Natural History for a free lecture Nov. 29. 

Given the increasing prevalence of recreational and medicinal marijuana and changing legal policies, understanding the effects of different forms of cannabis is an increasingly important topic. 

Cinnamon Bidwell will provide an overview of the current state of human cannabis research and important barriers to conducting cannabis research due to federal regulations and propose a path forward for collecting data on the abuse liability and potential therapeutic effects of legal market cannabis products.

Bidwell’s primary research focus is translational studies investigating the effects of abused drugs and how these effects impact psychological and physical health acutely and chronically. Her research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the state of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Cannabis: A Visual Perspective, currently on display in the BioLounge. 

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History