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UC Irvine News Brief: Piomelli to discuss marijuana on National Geographic TV show

The Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences will talk about the drug's effects on the brain and potential medicinal uses. The program airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.

January 14, 2011
UC Irvine News Brief: Piomelli to discuss marijuana on National Geographic TV  show

Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences, will appear on “Drugged: High on Marijuana,” which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, on the National Geographic Channel. The show will explore in detail how the most widely used illicit drug on the planet works inside the body. Piomelli will discuss the effects of cannabis on the brain and its potential medicinal purposes. His own groundbreaking research is showing how the body’s endocannabinoid system can be targeted by new treatments to combat anxiety, depression and obesity.