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Effects of Phytocannabinoids on the Developing Cerebellum

Kenneth Mackie, Indiana University

Overview: Cannabis is frequently used before, during, and after pregnancy, and during adolescence. Similarly, cannabidiol (CBD) has a large following as a “natural” alternative that can treat a number of pregnancy-related maladies. We are interested in how chronic use of THC (an active component of cannabis) and CBD affect the developing brain from prenatal days to adolescence.