Impact of cannabidiol on memory


Here, Dr Ovais Badat talks to Professor Val Curran about a recently published study which aimed to investigate how varying levels of cannabidiol and THC have an impact on the acute effects of the drug in naturalistic settings.


Date published: 26 November 2010

Presenter: Dr Ovais Badat

Interviewee: Professor Valerie Curran

Audio running time: 12 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast we hope you will be able to:


  • understand the background knowledge regarding types of street cannabis available and the research data so far with regard to cannabidiol and its apparent effects on the brain


  • describe the principles of a naturalistic study on cannabis and the ethical and legal considerations involved


  • understand the results of the study with respect to how different types of cannabis can have differing effects on the brain, specifically related to their cannabidiol content; describe the limitations of these results


  • describe some of the key questions that future research into this area is looking to answer.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2010. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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