Tom Freeman - Cannabis and mental health

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Dr Tom Freeman talks to us before his plenary talk at the Society of Mental Health Research conference in Hobart on "The role of cannabinoids in the development and treatment of addiction and mental health disorders". Dr Tom Freeman is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Addiction and Mental Health Group in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a member of Council for the British Association for Psychopharmacology and was supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction as a Senior Academic Fellow. He has contributed clinical guideline development for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and international projects for the European Union drugs agency. In his talk “The role of cannabinoids in the development and treatment of addiction and mental health disorders” he will firstly outline the effects of THC and CBD, which are distinct cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Next, he will present data on how levels of cannabinoids have changed in cannabis over time, and the health impact of these changes. Finally, he will present new trial data investigating cannabinoids as treatments for addiction and mental health disorders.

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