The Psychiatric and Neurocognitive Effects of Cannabis

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL20D (San Jose Convention Center)
Igor Grant, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Igor Grant will summarize clinical research on the major categories of neuropsychiatric effects of cannabis, including short and longer-term neurocognitive and other mental effects. He will provide a critical analysis of data on long-term neuromedical harms, including limitations of existing research. The importance of separating discussion on medical indications and risks from broader discourse on social policy on nonmedical use will be emphasized.