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Sep 3, 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 portfolio.

Key Points

  • Difference between whole marijuana plant and chemicals in the plant
  • “Legal” is not the same as “safe”
  • Marijuana toxicities
  • Do states that legalize marijuana protect consumers from unsafe, ineffective drugs?
  • CBD is a mostly unregulated industry

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