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Garavan Cannabis and Teen Brain Study Garners International Coverage

January 17, 2019 by User Not Found

A study authored by Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, and former UVM postdoctoral fellow Catherine Orr, Ph.D., focused on the impact of even small amounts of cannabis on the adolescent brain, was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience and has gained mass international attention from multiple news outlets.

Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., UVM Professor of Psychiatry

A Journal of Neuroscience study authored by Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., University of Vermont professor of psychiatry, former postdoctoral fellow Catherine Orr, Ph.D., and colleagues on the impact of small amounts of cannabis on the adolescent brain garnered broad international coverage by multiple news outlets. Garavan and Orr say the research is the first to find evidence that an increase in gray matter volume in certain parts of the adolescent brain is a likely consequence of low-level marijuana use.

North American coverage:
Burlington Free Press
NBC News
KOBI-TV NBC5 (Medford, OR)
CBS News
BBC News
The Telegraph
Daily Mail
Global Financial Market
Science Daily
Neuroscience News
Science Magazine
CTV News (Canada)
RTT News (Canada)

International coverage includes/is expected to include:
Gibraltar Chronicle (United Kingdom)
Nachtrichten (Austria)
Bayern2 radio (Germany) (Danish online journal about science)
El Mercurio (Santiago, Chile) 
Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
Zeit Online (Germany)
Irish Independent (Ireland)
The Irish Sun (Ireland)
Hindustan Times (India)
The Tribune (India)
Leggo (Italy)
Il Messaggero (Italy)
Il Mattino (Italy)
Metro (United Kingdom)
UK Yahoo News (United Kingdom)
The World News (Great Britain) (Armenia)
ZME Science (Romania)
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

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