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Watch: The science and law behind medical marijuana, CBD and Delta 8

As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana across the country, and use of CBD and Delta 8 rises, what does current science say about their effectiveness and their short- and long-term impacts on the body? What are the legal trends surrounding these substances in the United States?

To delve into these questions, please join Lawrence Marnett, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences, for the school’s monthly Lab-to-Table Conversation.

Marnett will moderate a conversation about the science of marijuana and the current legal context for its use. The event will be at noon Central time on Sept. 23. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be an open Q&A. Registration is required.

Expert panelists include:

Ziva Cooper, director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative and associate professor in psychiatry and anesthesiology at UCLA

Robert Mikos, LaRoche Family Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School, expert on marijuana law and author of the book Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority

Dr. Sachin Patel, James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and director of the division of general psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center