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Ep 320: Cannabis and Mental Health – Whose Advice Can You Trust?

Ep 320: Cannibis and Mental Health - Whose Advice Can You Trust?

Only a little while ago cannabis (marijuana) was approved for medical purposes. Now “recreational use” of the plant is legal in many states in the US. It is being prescribed to treat PTSD, schizophrenia and chronic pain among others. But what is dispensary opens near you – can you trust the advice of the “budtender” (staff who work at cannabis stores) who often provide advice to customers. Dr. Nancy Haug conducted a study to find out what kind of training these workers have and what they base their advice on. You’d be surprised. I talk with professor Haug about this topic and then I talk about what I’ve been doing to create online activities for students.

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  1. Week in Review: March 8, 2019 - TVP Communications

    March 5, 2019

    […] Nancy Haug of Palo Alto University shares her expertise on cannabis and mental health in this episode of The Psych Files […]

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    Sara Yerushalmian

    March 5, 2019

    Hi Michael,
    Thank you for sharing such a wealth of knowledge. I have started listening to you recently, and cannot stop!
    You mentioned you can share the files for the Online experiment on Aggression (and to just contact you). I’d love that. Please let me know if that’s still possible. I’d like to try it with my class.
    With gratitude,

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