About the Guest: Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York. She is a neuroscientist who's lab studies how the interplay of genes and the environment to the development of addictive disorders. He lab had studied the neurobiological basis of opioid addiction as well as the use of the plant cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) as a potential anti-addiction drug.
Episode Summary: Yasmin Hurd, PhD and Nick discuss Yasmin's research related to medical cannabis, CBD, and opioid addiction. Dr. Hurd is investigating the ability of CBD to help treat withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse in opioid-addicted individuals.