Episode 28:


In this episode, we discuss the drug cannabis and the social and legal issues surrounding it. Hopefully this will bring some new insight to the ongoing discussion as to whether marijuana should be used medically, and whether the stigma surrounding its use be abandoned or not. Let’s get started!

This episode was produced as part of an upper level course on Neuropharmacology taught by Angel Kaur during Fall 2019 at UNC Asheville. 

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28. Cannabis

Articles Referenced

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Written, Directed, and Featuring: Ricardo Salinas, Blake Brown, Mikayla Zopfi 
Scientific Research by: Ricardo Salinas, Blake Brown, Mikayla Zopfi
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