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Aug 6, 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 has been visited by some 300,000 people.

Key Points

  • Medical marijuana comes from the same plant recreational marijuana comes from
  • FDA-approved drugs vs state-approved drugs
  • Do medical societies endorse marijuana as medicine?
  • Treatment for marijuana addiction

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