Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies

April 17, 2015, 11 a.m. to noon

Margaret Haney, PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Substance Use Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Marijuana Research Laboratory, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, R3012 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Dr. Haney will describe cannabis use disorder (CUD) and her laboratory's model of medications development, where she investigates the effects of potential treatment medications on distinct features of CUD: intoxication, withdrawal and relapse. In addition to describing the a range of medication effects, Dr. Haney will also discuss the clinically-relevant impact of tobacco cigarette smoking on problematic marijuana use.