Does Weed actually help with Stress in the Brain?

Gavin Petri 

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill

Institution: University of Calgary

Description: Many people smoke Cannabis as a way to de-stress and relax, yet most animal studies with cannabis use needle-based injections. This study will use a “vaporing chamber” to simulate the act of smoking Cannabis in rats to study how THC interacts with the brain’s stress and anxiety circuitry to better understand human Cannabis use.