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Oct 15, 2019

Ryan G. Vandrey, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on the behavioral pharmacology of marijuana in adult research volunteers, clinical trials, web-based survey research, and patients using marijuana or cannabinoids for therapeutic...


Oct 8, 2019

Wilson Compton, MD, is deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an agency of the National Institutes of Health. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Compton works with the director to provide scientific leadership of NIDA’s research...


Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly, PhD, is a pharmacologist known for his work on marijuana. He is professor of pharmaceutics in the school of pharmacy at the University of Mississippi where he directs the Marijuana Project which grows pharmaceutical-grade marijuana for research. He is an expert in the processing, testing, and...


Sep 24, 2019

Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, recently retired as chief of chemistry and drug metabolism at the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse but remains highly active in the field. She is a senior fellow at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University...


Sep 17, 2019

Michael Kuhar, PhD, chairs National Families in Action’s Science Advisory Board and recruited the scientists who serve on it. He is Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology at Emory University. Among many things, Dr. Kuhar discovered the mechanism by which cocaine causes addiction. He wrote The Addicted Brain and...