Talking Point: Medicinal cannabis, Hype or Highpe? – David Taylor



David Taylor is a neuropharmacologist by training and has been involved in cannabis research for over 40 years. His research has been predominately preclinical but he is interested in extending those studies to therapeutic uses.

David’s presentation includes:

History of cannabis use, including medicinal use
Cannabinoid chemistry (including synthetic cannabis)
Cannabinoid content
Different strains
Endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid receptors
Routes of administration
Pharmacology
Potential therapeutic uses
Adverse reactions
Legalisation and where Victoria (and the rest of Australia) is at regarding prescribing and supplying medicinal cannabis
Agents targeting the endocannabinoid system, potential therapeutic agents.

This event was one of our Talking Point series. It was delivered on 28 March 2018.

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