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Zoom Drop-In: What You Want to Know about THC & CBD for Older Adults

Hanna MollaJoin us for our free monthly Zoom Drop-In!

What You Want to Know about THC & CBD for Older Adults with Hanna Molla, PhD

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
12–1pm Central Time

Meeting ID: 240 191 593
Passcode: Lunch

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Legalization and availability for THC & CBD has increased the popularity of these products among older adults. Products containing THC (main chemical in marijuana) and/or CBD (cannabidiol) have infiltrated the market, including lotions, creams, smoothies, coffee, and alcohol. However, research on their benefits and adverse side effects in this population is in its infancy. Interest in their use for pain management, anxiety, insomnia, diet, etc. bolster the challenges in the lives of older adults. This discussion will cover: the differences and similarities of these products, how route of administration can cause varying effects, talking with your primary health care provider as a starting point, being aware of the side effects, knowing about potential interactions with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and staying mindful of source and potency. Time is planned to ask your important questions.


Hanna Molla, PhD

Hanna Molla, PhD is a Staff Scientist in the Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory at the University of Chicago. She completed her PhD in Pharmacology under the mentorship of Dr. Kuei Tseng, where she studied the role of the endocannabinoid system on prefrontal cortical function and the impact of adolescent cannabinoid exposure on prefrontal cortex development. She is in postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Harriet de Wit and interested in studying the neural and cognitive effects of drug use in humans, with a particular interest in cannabinoids.


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Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Meeting ID:
240 191 593
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