LiveWires: The Science of Medical Marijuana
Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber discusses the science of medical marijuana. This program is hosted by Reading Elder and Human Services and Reading Public Library.
Dr. Staci Gruber is the Director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean Hospital’s Brain Imaging Center and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gruber’s clinical research focus is applying neurocognitive models and brain imaging to better characterize risk factors for substance abuse and psychiatric conditions. In her most recent work, her lab has examined the effects of chronic marijuana use on cognitive function in adolescents and adults, the results of which have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and been the basis of national and international symposia, press conferences, documentaries and news pieces, including features in the New York Times, NPR, BBC and CNN’s documentary series “WEED” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She also directs the newly launched MIND (Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery) Program, designed to clarify the effects of medical marijuana on cognition, brain structure, function, and quality of life.