UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis Virtual Symposium: Teaser 2 ft. Ed Wagner, PhD

September 27, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

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Cannabis educator and influencer, Tammy Pettigrew took a moment to speak to Ed Wagner, PhD. The interview is part of UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis upcoming virtual symposium to get greater insight into innovative research on cannabis and the sexual brain.

Dr. Wagner received a dual PhD degree in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from Michigan State University in 1994. He did his post-doctoral training with Dr. Martin Kelly at Oregon Health and Science University, which he joined as a faculty in 1998.

He is now Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences. His research centers on the synaptic and hormonal determinants underlying the control of energy balance.

He is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study sex differences in, as well as hormonal and dietary influences on, cannabinoid CB1, nociceptin opioid (NOP) receptor- and pituitary adenylyl cyclase-activated polypeptide (PAC1) receptor-mediated regulation of homeostatic and hedonic energy balance circuits.

Here's the rest of the lineup for the FREE virtual conference (register now) and symposium information on the study of, How Sex Affects Cannabinoid Activity. The full list of presenters and their bios can be seen here.

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Mieko Hester-Perez, International Autism & Cannabis Healthcare Advocate


In 2009, Mieko Hester-Perez decided to go public with her son's success with medical cannabis and since that day in 2009, she has become a source of inspiration and information for families looking to explore unconventional and holistic treatment options within the autism spectrum.


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