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Tackling research gaps in medical and recreational marijuana use


October 21, 2016

Staci Gruber, HMS associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean Hospital, describes what she and other researchers are learning about the effects of recreational and medical marijuana on brain structure, brain function and quality of life in teens and adults.

Along the way, Gruber counters common misconceptions about marijuana research and shares many of the puns that are inevitable in her line of work.

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