While marijuana holds therapeutic potential, prolonged and heavy use is associated with adverse effects on the brain.

However, the key constituents of marijuana (THC and CBD) have been found to have opposing effects on the brain (i.e., harmful vs protective).

This project will be the first comprehensive examination of the key question—can CBD protect against marijuana-related brain and psychosocial harms?

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

Project Grants

Years funded

2018 – 2020

Lead institution

Monash University