On Thursday, April 22, Professor Kent Hutchison will ship the 116th Distinguished Research Lecture, Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Cannabis Across the Lifespan.
Hutchison was one in all two faculty members selected to obtain the 2020 Distinguished Research Lectureship, which is among the many most esteemed honors bestowed by the college upon a school member on the University of Colorado Boulder. Victor M. Bright of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering additionally acquired the excellence.
About Professor Hutchison
Kent Hutchison, PhD, an adjunct professor of psychology and neuroscience at CU Boulder, was lately appointed to a school place on the Anschutz Medical Campus the place he’s a professor of psychiatry within the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Hutchison has been an NIH funded scientist for the previous 20 years and has printed quite a few papers within the space of substance use. He lately served on the National Academy of Sciences committee that printed a complete report on the well being results of cannabis in late 2016. Dr. Hutchison has additionally lately given two congressional briefings on this material. He can also be the principal investigator (or co-investigator) on three new NIH funded research that study the consequences of cannabis merchandise (e.g. flower, edibles, concentrates) bought within the state of Colorado.
About the discuss: Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Cannabis Across the Lifespan
In the final six years, the U.S. has witnessed huge modifications in regards to the public acceptance and availability of cannabis. Only two states haven’t legalized entry to merchandise with THC or CBD. This development extends past the U.S.; Canada legalized cannabis nationwide in 2019, and Mexico did so in 2021. In brief, cannabis merchandise are now extensively out there throughout North America and the cannabis trade is anticipated to exceed $60 billion per yr in a number of years. The demographics of cannabis use can also be altering, with getting older adults exhibiting probably the most speedy enhance in use, particularly since 2007. Considering these traits, it’s crucial to grasp the consequences of cannabis merchandise which are extensively out there in state-regulated markets.
Professor Hutchison’s presentation will give attention to two areas of analysis, pushed by the next questions:
The overarching goal of this analysis is to supply sufferers, their members of the family and public well being officers with information that can be utilized to cut back the potential for hurt and maximize the potential advantages of cannabis and hemp merchandise.
About the Distinguished Research Lectureship
Each yr, the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) requests nominations from college for the Distinguished Research Lectureship, and a school assessment panel recommends a number of college members as recipients.
The lectureship honors a tenured college member, Research Professor (Associate or full) or Adjoint Professor who has been with CU Boulder for at the least 5 years and is well known for a distinguished physique of educational or artistic achievement and prominence, in addition to contributions to the tutorial and repair missions of CU Boulder. Each recipient sometimes presents a lecture within the fall or spring following choice and receives a $2,000 honorarium.