"The first step is to accept that AI is the future" with Dr. Halleli Sharir and Tyler Gallagher


Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you share with us the'backstory" of how you decided to pursue this career path? My education and the different roles I have held throughout my scientific career, have led me to my current position. It perfectly combines the skills I have acquired in both drug discovery and cannabinoid research. I consider the implementation of AI in my research as another feature of scientific growth, which is a MUST due to the continued advancement of technology. What lessons can others learn from your story? Each role I have held in my past has contributed to my current position. My advice for fellow scientists is to be persistent. Know what your heart desires and keep going till you get there. Thinking outside the box is another important element. You must always realize that in order to succeed, you have to be open and engage in technology advancements. You have to be open to learning collaborating and developing.

This weed company grows pot for your specific moods


Sure, names of cannabis strain can be fun, but they're also ridiculous, confusing, and don't usually offer much insight on their effects. Breaking away from ridiculous strain names, cannabis growers Canndescent created its own classification system by grouping strains into five different categories: Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect, and Charge. The goal? Help the consumer understand how this weed will effect them, and give them the ability to pick out different strains on their own for different situations. The classification system is pretty simple. Each effect has its own number group.

PotBotics: better cannabis recommendations through science

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Medical cannabis, recreational cannabis; it's getting hard to tell the two apart -- even in states where only the former is allowed. Just look at your local dispensary. If it's anything like my local weed shop, your cannabis choices are governed more by the brand name and relative THC content than they are the other active cannabinoids -- you know, the ones with the actual medical benefits. This is great for your average stoner recuperating from a backiatomy, but for patients who really do need these complementary cannabinoid effects, guessing whether Blue Dream or Vallejo Sour Diesel will best help alleviate the effects of their chemo simply won't do. That's why the Bay Area startup PotBotics is working to put some real science -- from a curation of existing scholarly articles and independent studies -- behind cannabis recommendations.

Osaka University study identifies how cannabis stunts your brain development

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A world-first study has identified how cannabis can damage brain circuits to cause significant long-term damage. As our brains develop, we form neural circuits which hold our short-term memory. This process pushes out unnecessary projections, leaving only correct systematic connections in the circuit. These circuits allow us to retrieve recent information such as where you left your keys or what someone just said. They also act as a foundation for long-term memory.