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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 teaches an online Coursera course of the same name, which at any given time is visited by some 300,000 people.

Key Points

  • More about neurotransmitters
  • How marijuana fits into this picture
  • Impaired judgment and motor coordination
  • Long-term effects
  • Do we know much about the other chemicals in marijuana?

Next Up? Dr. Huestis on Chronic, Frequent Marijuana Use