By Mieko Hester-Perez
Cannabis educator and influencer, Tammy Pettigrew took a moment to speak to Professor Steve Mahler at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Mahler's research is examining the neural circuits underlying motivated behavior and addiction.
Projects in his lab explore the neurodevelopmental consequences of adolescent THC exposure or of early-life adversity on the brain and behavior., and the subcortical circuits underlying relapse-like pursuit of opiod, cannabinoid, and psychostimulant drugs.
The interview is part of UCI's Center for the Study of Cannabis upcoming virtual symposium to get greater insight into innovative research on cannabis and the sexual brain.