Marijuana: The Cure For Our Opioid Crisis? Doc-to-Doc with Yasmin Hurd

Yasmin Hurd is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.  She is also director of the Mt. Sinai Center for Addictive Disorders. Her research has delved into the pharmacological properties of marijuana, and its potential as a drug to curb opioid craving.

In this doc-to-doc interview, we discuss the latest results of mouse and human studies of cannabidiol, which is often thought of as the calming yin to tetrahydrocannabinol's more anxiety-producing yang. This agent, according to Dr. Hurd, may be a valuable weapon in our arsenal against opioid abuse, but regulations may be standing in the way of further research.

Take a look at the full interview below: