Month: March 2021

Is the hype around CBD warranted? Let’s look at the science.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one type of natural compound out of over 100 chemical compounds that are known as cannabinoids [1]. Cannabis plants, the source of cannabinoids, are called either hemp or marijuana, dependant of their level of one cannabinoid, in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is associated with the psychoactive effects seen with cannabis use, whereas …

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Getting to know GAM. Next up we have our Senior Project Manager, Victoria Diez Clemente!

Let’s start at the beginning, can you tell us a bit about your childhood and education? Mine was a fairly standard 80s childhood – roller-skating, making mix tapes, and watching films on VHS.  I did fairly well at school. Languages were a favourite and I studied French literature at A-Level. As there was no subject …

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Addiction: When ‘want’ becomes ‘need’

Addiction has classically been defined as the excessive use of a harmful drug despite its consequences, along with the inability to stop at will. This occurs when an individual’s desire for the short-term positive effects of the drug outweighs the consequences of its long-term negative effects [1]. Prolonged use of many drugs causes dependence –  …

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